No word on Valley visit

MEMBER for Gympie David Gibson has condemned Premier Anna Bligh’s ongoing refusal to visit the Mary Valley.

He said 402 days had now passed since Anna Bligh said she would visit the Mary Valley and still the community had no word on when.

“I call on the Premier to fulfil her promise to visit,” he said.

“Failure to do so is further proof that Labor and Anna Bligh take this region for granted.”

“It is an absolute disgrace that more than 400 days have passed and the people of the Mary Valley are still waiting for this lazy Labor Government to deliver a funded plan for rebuilding the community and for the long term use of the government owned land in the Valley.

“She doesn’t even have the decency to personally apologise to the Mary Valley residents,”he said.

“I encourage the Premier to honour her promise and to do one better. To help ensure this type of mistake does not happen again from this long term Labor Government, the entire cabinet should see first hand the consequences of their botched plans by holding a community cabinet in Gympie.”

However, Mr Gibson said he didn’t hold much hope for such an event.

Gympie Times


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