Franklin questions $7 million library project
PAST Ipswich Jets captain, footy coach and long-term Division 10 resident Steve Franklin stressed the need for employment opportunities and sealed roads for the people in his region.
In his Meet the Candidates address, Mr Franklin said he would confidently finish the ongoing projects in his division as well as tackle other issues in the area.
"There are problems with wild dogs, waterways, transport and traffic speeds in Division 10," he said.
"I am also concerned about employment for the Ipswich region.
"I would give everybody in Ipswich a job. A working community is a healthy community and it creates liveability - that's what we need."
The candidate also used his time on the podium to question council's current $7 million Rosewood library project.
"That's going to be a big library," he said.
"What do people on dirt roads think of that? I know because I've asked them.
"They are not overly impressed with the amount of money being spent there."
Mr Franklin said he was proud to see goals he had when he last ran for council in 2008 had been achieved.
"A decent civic centre for the Rosewood area was achieved with federal funding.
"As your councillor I would work closely with the federal and state members to ensure we achieve the best we can for Division 10.
"I am a real local, born and bred.
"My community knows I am an honest, hard working and reliable person who will deal with their issues."
STEVE FRANKLIN RATING - 8.5/10: Clear, confident delivery which touched on a number of specific issues and projects concerning residents in the wider region.
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