Bruce Hwy, cost of living, on LNP agenda
COALITION candidate for Hinkler Keith Pitt says he'll bring a stable government and confidence to the region.
Mr Pitt spoke to the Chronicle about the Coalition's policies.
He refuted Labor's claim that a Coalition NBN would cost families and businesses $5000 to connect to.
"It comes down to who you think you can believe," he said.
"The Coalition's NBN policy will at least deliver a National Broadband Network to all the regions in a reasonable timeframe."
With the high number of Fraser Coast residents on a fixed income, Mr Pitt said he would bring the cost of living down.
"The increases that were given by the Labor government to offset the carbon tax will be kept and the carbon tax will be eliminated, which will provide immediate relief to the cost of electricity and gas," he said.
Mr Pitt said he had some work to do before he tried to improve Hinkler.
"The reality is I have to win the seat. If I don't win the seat I can't change anything," he said.
The Coalition will invest more than $6 billion to fix the Bruce Hwy, something Mr Pitt said was vital for Hinkler.
"The Bruce Hwy is the lifeline of this district," he said.
"If the Bruce Hwy is cut through flood or accident or any other reason, you can't deliver your product or have products supplied ... this affects our farmers."
Mr Pitt said he would work with Hervey Bay to grow the region.
"At the moment business confidence is very low ... the Coalition is about providing stability," he said.
Mr Pitt said he was looking forward to the challenge.
"It's not about money, it's not about prestige, it's about what you can get done for your community," Mr Pitt said.