Newman to be quizzed about regional services at Ingham forum

Premier Campbell Newman will address locals about his plans for regional Queensland at a forum today in Ingham, north of Townsville.

Hinchinbrook MP Andrew Cripps says feedback on the Queensland Plan shows locals think the state’s growth depends on the success of regional towns.

He says locals will ask Mr Newman his plans for more services.

Mr Cripps says access to health and education is always a concern for his electorate.

“As always in rural and regional areas of Queensland, service and delivery is always very, very top of the mind for people in local communities,” Mr Cripps said.

“A very strong message came through from the Queenslanders that provided feedback through that process – that the future of Queensland’s regional and rural areas was a very important part of the state’s future.

“The Premier will be talking to the local community in the Hinchinbrook electorate about how those views will be incorporated into the Queensland Plan.”

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