News

LNP backs Tony Perrett for state election

Gympie Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett
Gympie Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett Renee Pilcher

QUEENSLAND'S ruling Liberal National Party has backed Gympie Region deputy mayor Tony Perrett to be its candidate in next year's state election.

The news was announced by LNP president Bruce McIver.

"Tony has a long track record as a strong advocate for the people of Gympie,'' Mr McIver said.

"As a local councillor since 2003 and deputy mayor since 2012 he's aware of the issues that matter to the people of Gympie and is committed to working as part of the strong LNP team to ensure a bright future for his community,"

Cr Perrett said he would stand aside as councillor when the election was called and would cease to be a councillor immediately if elected

"This LNP Government has a strong plan to create opportunities for the people of Gympie and I'm passionate about our community remaining a priority,'' he said.

"Apart from my role with the Gympie Regional Council, I have a strong connection to this region through my involvement with several community, sporting and business associations.

"Dealing with population growth and creating jobs, especially for our young people, are two of my priorities.

"As part of the LNP team, I'm committed to supporting the development of our region with innovative policies," he said.

Mr McIver said Cr Perrett's pre-selection followed incumbent Member for Gympie David Gibson's decision to retire at the next election.

Mr Gibson announced his retirement after Rainbow Beach businessman Scott Elms revealed information about criminal issues in Mr Gibson's past.

Mr McIver thanked Mr Gibson for his service.

Gympie Times

Topics:  bruce mciver liberal national party tony perrett



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

'Black dog' police deaths spark call for memorial

Retired Sunshine Coast police officer Ian Browne supports a push to have officers who take their own lives included on state and national memorials.

'We should honour them': Push for memorials gains momentum

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt releases debut album in concert

Caitlyn Shadbolt has launched her debut album in a concert at the Gympie Civic Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Shadbolt releases debut album in Gympie concert

All the rodeo results from the Gympie Show

Gympie Show Rodeo - Hayley Millard U/18 Junior Barrel Race

Did you or someone you know enter the Gympie Show?

Local Partners

Big Pineapple festival safety concerns as 100s walk home

WOOMBYE'S Big Pineapple festival brought in the crowds, and the traffic.

Shot at the live shows slips through Sally's fingers

Sally Skelton and Bojesse Pigram pictured after their battle performance on The Voice.

Sunshine Coast singer's dramatic elimination from The Voice

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor split after 17 years

They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor have called it a day

Why The Voice hasn't produced a star

Boy George responds to Brittania Clifford-Pugh's heart-warming message.

It's the industry, not the show, says Boy George

These actors hated their movies and didn’t mind admitting it

Channing Tatum and Marlon Wayans in a scene from GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Every year, Hollywood blesses us with plenty of God awful movies.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

The decorators and caterers are arriving for the final preparations for the wedding of Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. Pictures: Splash

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr are set to marry today

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!