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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Queensland Mayors rate their towns the best

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Friday, January 18, 2013

    Queensland Mayors rate their towns the best

    No one can rate Queensland’s towns and cities except the people who live there, Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said following the release of a list grading cities according to their “liveability”.

    Minister Crisafulli said it was nonsense to say one Queensland place is better than another.

    “Try telling someone who likes riding horses and mustering cattle that Boulia isn’t the best place to live, or that there’s anywhere better than the North if they like snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “Queensland is a great and diverse state. Whatever you want, we’ve got it here.

    “It’s horses for courses.”

    The Minister said he knew 73 of Queensland’s finest who believed they lived in the best places on earth.

    “Try telling a local mayor that their home towns aren’t the greatest and you’ll be in for an abrupt end to the conversation.

    “It would take a much braver man than me to try to convince Paul Pisasale that anywhere is better than Ipswich.”

    The Minister said the list compiled in Brisbane as a corporate PR stunt should be put behind us so we could get on with selling the positives.

    “After years of financial mismanagement, the state economy is poised for big things into the future.

    “We’re already seeing signs of recovery.

    “The best is yet to come wherever you live in Queensland.”

    [ENDS] 18 January 2013

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