Newman hedges on visit promise
DESPITE talk since April about visiting the region, Campbell Newman has refused to commit to a date when he will visit the Southern Downs.
The state LNP leader had said he would visit the region when he first became state leader and had originally signalled it would take place not long after Easter.
The Daily News contacted him this week after hearing he had pencilled in a date to visit Warwick and Stanthorpe at the end of next month.
A spokeswoman for Mr Newman said she couldn’t make any promises.
“All I can say is, this far out we don’t provide any details on (Mr Newman’s) diary,” the spokeswoman said.
“That (said date) is effectively a month away and we don’t like to confirm anything that far in advance.”
The spokeswoman said Mr Newman planned to visit “every one of his 89 electorates” but could not say whether the Southern Downs would be on the list before Christmas.
Chamber of Commerce president Dave Littleproud had invited Mr Newman earlier this year to inspect Cunningham’s Gap.
Mr Newman has previously been on record saying, if elected as Premier of Queensland, he would put the question of de-amalgamation to the Queensland ratepayers.
“If a community overwhelmingly supports de-amalgamation, the LNP won’t stand in the way,” he told the Daily News early last month.