Holswich Action Plan for Local Economy

25/02/2013

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, has today announced his intention to hold an Employment and Training Expo in Strathpine in July as part of his action plan for the Pine Rivers Economy.

The Expo, a joint initiative with The Hon Peter Dutton MP and Trevor Ruthenberg MP, will aim to provide practical, hands on assistance to jobseekers and to link them with local employment and training opportunities.

Mr Holswich has also outlined further actions in his Action Plan for the Pine Rivers economy, in response to articles in the Northern Times (Friday 22nd February).

Earlier this year Mr Holswich released his top 5 priorities for 2013, which included Jobs Growth in our Local Economy and Developing the Local Tourism Industry.

Some of Mr Holswich's plans for the coming year include:

100% Local Christmas Challenge
Mr Holswich and Mr Trevor Ruthenberg MP have run this successful buy local campaign for the past two years and will launch an expanded 2013 campaign in July-August.

Visit of Queensland Treasurer to Pine Rivers
On 24th April, Mr Holswich is hosting a dinner for the Pine Rivers business community. The keynote speaker will be Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade, The Hon Tim Nicholls, who will be addressing the topic How Pine Rivers Can Contribute to Queensland's Economic Future. Mr Holswich will also be outlining his full vision and action plan for the Pine Rivers region's business community.

High Speed Broadband Petition - Brendale & Strathpine Industrial Precinct
Mr Holswich and The Hon Peter Dutton MP recently launched a petition, on behalf of local business owners, calling on the Federal Government to fast track the rollout of high speed broadband internet to the Brendale and Strathpine Industrial Precincts.

Tourism Working Group
Mr Holswich has been working with tourism operators and business leaders in the Dayboro region for nearly 12 months in an endeavour to increase the tourism potential of our region.

"I am also working on a number of other initiatives and projects that I will announce at later dates."

"I have worked hard to strengthen local businesses and to bring more jobs into our region since I first began campaigning over two years ago, and I will continue to make this a priority of mine during the remainder of this term of parliament."