The Local Government Association of Queensland has congratulated Member for Broadwater David Crisafulli on his appointment as Liberal National Party (LNP) leader and Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki as Deputy Leader.
Mr Crisafulli is a former Townsville deputy mayor and former Minister for Local Government and as such, the LGAQ welcomes the experience and knowledge of local government that he brings to the role of Queensland Opposition Leader.
LGAQ President and Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said that councils were looking forward to continuing their productive working relationship with the State Opposition with Mr Crisafulli at the helm, particularly following the significant LNP support provided for local government priorities during the recent election campaign.
“In particular, I point to the LNP’s support for job creation program Works for Queensland, as well as a Bush Councils Compact, an agreement designed to ensure bush councils and their communities have their unique policy requirements recognised,” he said.
“Mr Crisafulli is well-known to the LGAQ and local government and we look forward to working with him and his team in the best interests of communities across Queensland.”
Mayor Jamieson also extended councils’ congratulations to new Deputy Leader David Janetzki and acknowledged and thanked Deb Frecklington for her work and strong collaboration with the local government sector over her time as party leader.
“Ms Frecklington was the first major political leader to endorse the LGAQ’s Battleplan for Queensland Local Communities, designed to create jobs and boost local economies on the road to recovery out of the COVID-19 pandemic and councils are grateful for her understanding of our needs,” he said.
“We thank her for support and wish her well.”
For more information, please contact:
Jon Guarna, Communications Manager
Local Government Association of Queensland