Confirming election commitments

September 26, 2016

Dear Editor

Margaret Wilkie asks if I will revive my election commitment to provide $20,000 to upgrade the kitchen at Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club (Noosa News 9/9/2016).

I am pleased to confirm that I am working with Australian Government departments on the delivery of all of the announcements I made during the election campaign, including funding for Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club, as well as:

• $2 million towards upgrading the Cooloola Noosa Road to create better access and opportunities for tourism and agriculture;

• $22,000 for a new kitchen and bathroom at Noosa’s Men’s Shed;

• $400,000 to improve access at Noosa National Park;

• $396,698 for CCTV cameras to improve community safety at Murgon;

• $25,000 to extend Murgon’s Men’s Shed

• $20,000 for a new acoustic ceiling at Murgon’s PCYC;

• $200,000 to the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce for CCTV cameras at Cooroy;

• Extending mobile phone coverage to Poona and along the Wide Bay Highway between Woolooga and Kilkivan;

• $395,000 to renovate historic buildings along Kent and Wharf Streets, Maryborough; and

• $68,000 to fund a Men’s Shed at Tin Can Bay.

 These projects will strengthen local communities by creating new opportunities, and make local streets safer.  I look forward to the benefits they will bring.

 Yours sincerely

 Llew O’Brien

Federal Member for Wide Bay


In the spirit of Australia, I acknowledge all citizens who contribute to making our nation the greatest on earth.

I acknowledge our defence force personnel, past, present, and emerging, for their service to our nation, and particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of Australia.

I also acknowledge the Australian taxpayers who, through their hard work, pay for the infrastructure, health, education, and emergency services that keep our proud nation healthy, safe, and prosperous.