Townsville Enterprise and North Queensland Mayors will travel to Canberra next week to directly engage with national leaders to promote the region’s Federal Budget Submission which encourages the Commonwealth to unlock the north through policy reform and investment towards key industries that can support the nation’s recovery and jobs.
Click the above video to hear an overview of next week's Canberra delegation from Townsville Enterprise Interim CEO, Wayde Chiesa
The Townsville Enterprise led delegation, supported by Member for Herbert Phil Thompson and Senator for Queensland Susan McDonald, includes Burdekin Mayor and NQROC Chair Lyn McLaughlin, Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge, Hinchinbrook Mayor Ramon Jayo and Townsville Deputy Mayor Mark Molachino who will meet with several Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet Ministers at Parliament House from Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 February.
We have secured 22 meetings with senior members of Cabinet and the Opposition to highlight the key North Queensland industries that can not only support our regional economy, but that of the nation’s through significant job creation and long-term economic resilience building.
Some of those meetings secured include the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Minister for Energy Angus Taylor, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, Minister for Water, Resources & Northern Australia Keith Pitt, Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar, Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie, Shadow Minister for Queensland Resources Murray Watt, and Shadow Minister for Defence Brendan O’Connor.