The It’s Time for Townsville team lead by mayoral candidate Greg Dowling to contest the local government election on March 28 has been announced.
Osteopath and business owner Nicole Bates (Division 3), civil engineer Martin Brewster (Division 6), Townsville Hospital nurse Harry Patel (Division 7), business development officer Nigel Ward (Division 1) and pensioner Paul Bagenal (Division 5) will join local business owner and former rugby league great Greg Dowling in restoring jobs and prosperity to the region.
“With this quality It’s Time for Townsville team now in place, I am more confident than ever that we can deliver much-needed change for the people of Townsville,’’ Mr Dowling said.
“Nicole, Martin, Harry, Nigel and Paul are all extremely passionate about the local community, have a wealth of collective real-life experience and a clear path forward for making the city the best it can be,’’ Mr Dowling said.
“The current Mayor has been in power for eight years and has overseen the drastic decline of the Townsville economy. This great team can deliver the fresh approach that the region is crying out for,’’ Mr Dowling said.
Mr Dowling said if elected Mayor he would ensure a brighter future for Townsville residents by tackling crime, restoring local jobs, reducing the cost of living and implementing stronger water-security measures.
“This Labor-aligned administration has been in power for too long and have failed the people of Townsville.
“It’s time for a change,’’ Mr Dowling said.