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Re-elected Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien with his family on election night.

Statement from Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien on his re-election


To everyone who helped, encouraged and supported my campaign, I say a very heart felt thank you.
It takes courage to put your hand up to represent an electorate, and I congratulate the other candidates on their campaigns.

The votes are still being counted, but the people of Wide Bay have sent Canberra a clear message that they don't want higher taxes.  They reject Labor's lies about health and education funding.  They trust the Liberal and National Parties to keep our economy strong and our borders secure.
There are exciting times ahead for Wide Bay.  Prior to the election I announced funding for a range of infrastructure, economic, community service, and sports projects that were locked into the 2019 Federal Budget.
I now look forward to being part of the Liberal and Nationals team that delivers these projects that will create jobs and improve local services throughout Wide Bay.
Maryborough's sugar industry is set to benefit from a new off stream water storage supply that will sustain its operations and support 600 local jobs.
The Tewantin-Noosa Cricket Club, Noosa Tigers AFL, and Maryborough Softball are all set to receive upgrades.
A footpath will be constructed between Murgon and Cherbourg to create local jobs for young people.
The Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum will receive funding for solar panels and air conditioning, Sherwood Hall at Gympie's Avenues Lifestyle Support will be renovated, Sunshine Butterflies will be extended to support the wonderful work of Leanne and her committed team, funding is available to fit out Maryborough's Independent Riders and the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club, a covered area will be constructed at Maryborough's Riding for the Disabled, and new audio visual equipment will be installed at the Murgon's Town Hall.
With the return of the Morrison Government I expect my election commitments including a new maintenance shed for Noosa Dolphins and a veterans drop-in centre at Murgon to be fulfilled.
I also look forward to the delivery of the Cooroy to Curra Section D project, the Coondoo Creek Bridge connecting the Cooloola Coast to Gympie, the upgrade to the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Wide Bay Highway at Bells Bridge, and the new safety improvements, flood mitigation projects and overtaking lanes that are planned along the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay.  It's now time for the Queensland Government step up and get moving on these projects.
In the time since I was elected I've used my voice in to provide strong representation to achieve results for Wide Bay.

I value and respect the trust and faith the people of Wide Bay have placed in me as their representative in the Australian Parliament and I am committed to continuing my track record of service and delivery and putting the people of my electorate first.

Thank you, Wide Bay.

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