HOT TOPICS: LNP Deputy Leader  Deb Frecklington and Condamine MP Pat Weir meet with Queensland Farmers' Federation members.
HOT TOPICS: LNP Deputy Leader Deb Frecklington and Condamine MP Pat Weir meet with Queensland Farmers' Federation members. Sophie Volker

MP meet and greets

DALBY residents and businesses had their chance to discuss important issues in the electorate when Deputy Leader of the LNP and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington hosted a Meet and Greet in Dalby on Thursday evening.

As shadow minister for infrastructure, state development, trade and investment, Ms Frecklington was eager to discuss trade opportunities and infrastructure spendings, plus issues with the general cost of living.

"We've also visited several businesses and organisations here in Dalby and we've been talking about local issues around water and electricity pricing,” Ms Frecklington said.

"We've of course just had the determination by the Labor government to increase electricity prices, which we believe is very detrimental to the rural industries.

"For this region, we've also seen a decrease in infrastructure spending.

"While we still see programs on the Warrego Hwy going ahead, there's no future planning and that's really concerning for areas like Dalby.

"I think people are really interested to know when the state's going to get moving again. They want to know what we're doing to get back into government,” Ms Frecklington said.

"It was great to get out and about and meet as many people as possible, because that's when you hear from all members of the community about what their major issues are.”

Ms Frecklington said the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport could continue to provide more trade opportunities for local businesses.

"We've seen some amazing businesses today like Ausplant and Dingo Australia, who are two local family businesses that are exporting their product around Australia,” she said.

"So they are great examples of how, as they grow, there might be more export opportunities for them.

"The opportunities that the Darling Downs has is that we're at the centre of any agricultural industry, and we just need the

support of the roads industry.”

MEET AND GREET: Deputy Leader of the LNP and Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, with Member for Condamine, Pat Weir, in Dalby.
MEET AND GREET: Deputy Leader of the LNP and Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, with Member for Condamine, Pat Weir, in Dalby. Sophie Volker

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