Money for current sports park

LIBERAL National Party candidate for Dawson George Christensen announced on Monday that the LNP would commit $500,000 towards the upgrade of the Whitsunday Sports Park.

“I am pleased to have secured this funding commitment from the Liberal National Coalition for sporting groups in the Whitsundays,” he said.

“This funding will go into much needed upgrades of playing surfaces and other facilities at the Whitsunday Sports Park.

“In the long term I will be fighting for funding to move the sports park to an area where the community wants it to go.

“I will not be supporting Mr Brunker's preferred option of shifting the sports almost 20 kilometres away from the community.”

Mr Christensen was in Airlie Beach last Thursday to speak to local Whitsunday businesses about policies he would push for if elected in government.

The LNP candidate expressed the importance of a domestic tourism campaign for the region.

“The Coalition is going to give $350,000 for a domestic tourism program,” he said.

“It's about boosting the number of domestic tourists to the area, who are the bread and butter for the tourism market.”

He said this campaign would see the funding flow directly to Tourism Whitsundays who would in turn use the funds accordingly to help boost the amount of tourists wanting to holiday in the Whitsundays.

Mr Christensen also expressed the importance of crime prevention in the area committing $150,000 towards the installation of CCTV cameras in Airlie Beach.

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