Katter candidates officially get behind FCO projects

KATTER'S Australian Party candidates have officially declared their support for three projects Fraser Coast Opportunities general manager David Spear believes are essential to the region's future.

KAP Federal candidates for Hinkler, David Dalgleish, and for Wide Bay, Gordon Dale, have followed the lead of the ALP candidates in showing support.

"A vote for the KAP on September 7 can lock in 4000 new jobs and boost the local economy by $600 million ongoing," Mr Dale said.

"I fully support making these projects a reality and I'll do whatever it takes.

"The residents of Wide Bay deserve real action on jobs and I believe they deserve nothing less."

The projects include FIFO, Aviation Industry Employment Precinct, Mary River Marine Industry Employment Precinct and the Fraser Coast Region Sports and Recreation Events Precinct Project.

Mr Spear has previously said the three projects would create 4000 new jobs and boost the local economy by $600 million, ongoing.

But the LNP has cast doubt over the level of commitment of the parties, suggesting that although candidates are showing support there has been no ministerial backing.

Meanwhile, Mr Dalgleish also used the KAP announcement to mention another project he believed could boost the Fraser Coast.

"We've also asked FCO to further investigate the original proposal of a regional driver training and Motorsport complex," he said.

"This project had the full support of the Maryborough City Council and the Hervey Bay City Council.

"They've said they'll do that too, which is great for the region."

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