Sunshine Coast residents to give their feedback on the Federal Government
Sunshine Coast residents will have a terrific opportunity to give their feedback on the Federal Government and the issues that are important to them during Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace’s Summer Listening Post Tour. Mr Wallace will spend a week holding listening posts all over the Southern and Central Sunshine Coast beginning on Australia Day.
“I held more than 100 listening posts around our community during my first three years as the Federal Member for Fisher, and I have committed to give local residents even more opportunities to give me their feedback during this term of Parliament.” Mr Wallace said.
Mr Wallace will take a stall at Maleny Hinterland Expo on Australia Day, and will visit Buddina and Mooloolah Valley with his mobile office on the following Tuesday. He will hold further Listening Posts in Kings Beach and Landsborough on the Wednesday, Mooloolaba and Currimundi on the Thursday and finally Glasshouse Mountains and Alexandra Headlands on Friday 31 January.
“In the past year more than 60,000 locals have benefitted from the Government’s lower taxes, while all of us have seen more investment from the Federal Government in local schools, more aged care places, increased bulk billing rates for GP visits, and more invested in our hospitals than ever before. In 2020 we will see many Coalition Government supported projects completed, like the first phase of our $3.4 billion Bruce Highway upgrades, the construction of endED Butterfly House, and the new Caloundra Men’s Shed. We will also see work begin in earnest on the next set of upgrades to the Highway, and on the duplication of the North Coast Rail. I want to speak to locals about the impact that the Government’s measures and projects are having on the ground, and what more we can do to help make the Sunshine Coast the place to be for education, employment and retirement.” he said.
In addition to Listening Posts, Mr Wallace regularly meets with constituents at his Bokarina office, distributes tens of thousands of online and postal surveys every year and receives thousands of letters, emails and telephone calls from local residents.
“Now at the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to get out there and gather local residents’ feedback face to face. I know that many people will want to talk about the Government’s $2 billion emergency bushfire response package and I am keen to hear their views. Many others will have had the chance to reflect and to set new priorities for themselves and for their families over the break and I want to know what the Federal Government can do to support their renewed aspirations.” Mr Wallace said.
Sunshine Coast residents can see the times and locations of Mr Wallace’s Summer Listening Posts at www.andrewwallacemp.com.au/listeningposts.