Glenn Butcher is the only local choice for this election. Having grown up here, raised his family and worked in industry, Glenn is committed to the people of Gladstone.
What’s more, he has the record of delivering for the community to back it up. Since being elected as the Member for Gladstone in 2015, Glenn has delivered across the length and breadth of the electorate in areas that matter to the community.
Much needed upgrades to the hospital have started and a new adult mental health facility is under construction.
Our schools are getting the new buildings and facility upgrades they have been crying out for and our local clubs and not for profit organisations are getting support to ensure facilities are up to standard to enable clubs to continue to expand.
These things are essential for our community and Gladstone is starting to see the benefit of what strong advocacy coupled with a Labor government can deliver.
Over $260 million has been invested in Gladstone and critical frontline services have been restored.
The Gladstone Port has been integral to the growth of our community and the export of coal is a key driver in the growth of the Port. The resources boom has been good to our community but as the boom ends we need to ensure we are planning for the future.
Building a new coal fired power station doesn’t make sense and it’s not backed by energy experts or industry investors. Renewable energy is undeniably the cheapest form of new energy infrastructure to build in Australia and with the backing of a Palaszczuk Labor Government, Gladstone is in prime position to capitalise.
Work is underway for a renewable hub in our State Development land and we have a biofuels pilot plant on our doorstep. This has the potential to be a game changer with the possibility to supply the aviation and navy industries. There is no doubt that times have been tough, but confidence in our community is returning.
The Palaszczuk Government’s programs including Back to Work, Skilling Queenslanders for Work, Works for Queensland and Building our Regions have been delivering jobs for regional Queensland.
These programs have been hugely successful in Gladstone, with GAGAL, GEA and the Community Linking Agency utilising the opportunity to help people upskill and get back into work. These programs have directly contributed to employing more than 650 people in our community and counting.
The Works for Qld program has delivered over a dozen projects in our region directly employing locals, including the Mt Larcom Community Recreation Hub, the soon to open Lions Park playground and the major amenities upgrade at Marley Brown oval which has resulted in Gladstone being able to host its first ever NRL game in 2018.