Nine mayors from North West Queensland have united to fight for a fair regional deal in the lead-up to the federal election.
The mayors of North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils met in Townsville last week inviting parties and candidates to formally respond to their request for a better regional deal before the federal election, and putting forward their Six-point Plan.
ROC chair and Carpentaria Mayor Jack Bawden said North West communities have long felt forgotten by the political process.
"The North West injects billions into the national economy, almost three times more per capita than the rest of Queensland," Cr Bawden said.
"An important contribution - too important to be ignored,"
The Six-point Plan includes fair funding for beef, freight and tourism roads and railways; a power policy that provides for reliable, affordable and local power solutions in remote Australia; investment in water infrastructure and dams; and first-world telecommunications and connectivity.
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