Palaszczuk Community Cabinet coming to Townsville

Published Thursday, 12 October, 2023 at 11:45 AM


Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart

Townsville locals will be able to meet with Government Ministers face-to-face when the Palaszczuk Government holds a Community Cabinet on October 29.

The Premier, Ministers and Assistant Ministers will hear directly from the community on the Sunday afternoon event to be held at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

It is the eighth community cabinet this year.

The Premier will speak to locals about key priorities and programs including health, housing, community safety, and inspect job-creating infrastructure projects that will benefit North Queenslanders.

People seeking a meeting must register in advance online.

Meetings will last around 15 minutes to allow as many people as possible to speak with Ministers.

Applications close Sunday, October 22 at 5pm.

Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“Scott Stewart, Aaron Harper and Les Walker have advocated for this and we want to hear from locals about issues that matter to them.

“People often approach me when I’m out and about to discuss issues and this is to another chance for My Government to listen.

“If you have an issue you’d like to raise or a matter you’d like to discuss on behalf of a family member, please register for a meeting.”

“Our Government is firmly focussed on creating jobs in regional centres like Townsville.

“Over the past year alone, 6,700 jobs have been created in Townsville.

“Now to put that in perspective, when the Townsville nickel refinery closed, unemployment was over 11 per cent.

“Today in Townsville, it is 2.7 per cent - the lowest unemployment rate in Queensland.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Townsville Scott Stewart:

“It was great to have all eyes on the city through Community Cabinet.

“The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver for Townsville and we want to hear directly from the community about what else we can do to support the city.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper:

“Having Community Cabinet in Townsville was a great opportunity for the city.

“I will always advocate for projects and initiatives that will help support the people of Townsville and the community.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Mundingburra Les Walker:

“I will continue to advocate for the community.

“Having Community Cabinet back in Townsville is a great opportunity for people to put forward their ideas to continue to make the city even better and I encourage the people of Mundingburra to be involved.”