Bennett Sets the Pace for Election Countdown

The race for Burnett has entered the final two weeks, and LNP candidate Stephen Bennett is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to win the seat.

“Over the past 12 months I’ve visited every corner of the electorate, and I won’t let up until 6pm on election day,” Mr Bennett said.

“All communities in Burnett, whether they are big or small, are important to me. I’ve travelled thousands of kilometres to meet people in every corner of the electorate and I’ll keep going.

“On Sunday (March 11) I spent time in Baffle Creek, talking to locals about the issues which matter to them, including recreational fishing rights and environmental sustainability.”

Gary Kirk, who co-owns Baffle Creek’s newest business, the Baffle Retreat B&B, welcomed Mr Bennett’s visit to the area.

“The fact that Steve has taken the time in his busy election schedule to meet with local residents shows his commitment to get down to the grassroots and listen to the concerns of the small communities of Burnett,” Mr Kirk said.

“I wanted to know about the LNP’s plans to promote tourism and I was pleased with what Steve had to tell me about the party’s plans to work hand-in-hand with the industry to get things back on track.”

Mr Bennett said he would operate a mobile office for the rest of the campaign and would be available to anyone and everyone.

“It’s crucial that Burnett has a representative at the table in the new government when decisions are being made about the future of our area, that’s the key to getting our area back on track.

“Between now and election day, I’ll be getting to as many places as possible to talk to people and drive home the fact that if people want a change of government in Queensland, they must vote for the LNP.

“In the final week of the campaign, I’ll be lining up at the organised candidate forum at Bargara on Tuesday night, but I want to give more people the chance to meet me face to face as well.

“That’s why I’ve organised my own forums at Woodgate on Monday night, Moore Park on Wednesday night and Agnes Water on Thursday night.

“These forums will give voters the chance to catch up with me just before election day so they can make an informed choice.”