News

Neuendorf not concerned by Pauline Hanson in Lockyer

KAP candidate for Lockyer David Neuendorf says his local knowledge will count when it comes to the state election.
KAP candidate for Lockyer David Neuendorf says his local knowledge will count when it comes to the state election.

THE Katter Australian Party candidate for the seat of Lockyer says he is not concerned by the addition of Pauline Hanson on the ballot.

David Neuendorf said that despite Ms Hanson's media pull, constituents of the region cared about more than big names.

"It's about how well you know the area, not how well known you are," Mr Neuendorf said.

"We want someone that has an understanding and a passion for the electorate they actually live in."

A resident of the Lockyer for over five decades Mr Neuendorf is a third generation primary producer and a former councillor of both the Gatton Shire and Lockyer Valley.

He also ran in 2012 finishing second to LNP incumbent Ian Rickuss.

"I've lived here, raised children here and grown a business here so I feel I might have a fair bit of background - real representation just can't be found in a 'fly in fly out ' candidate."

Mr Neuendorf said he was focussed on the rights of land holders, the rural debt crisis and government investment in rural areas and was committed to preventing the sale/ leasing of state assets.

"Both Liberal and Labor have proposed asset sales in the past, we are the only group that guarantees we won't continue in the same direction," he said.

He said the recent rise in minor parties was proof voters are disillusioned by both Liberal and Labor governments.

"It's a sign of the times, we need an alternative that will stick up for their constituents not toe the party line," he said.

"I don't have a party to lead like Hanson or a federal exec to answer to like Rickuss, for me my area will always come first".

Meanwhile Mr Rickuss has rubbished Pauline Hanson's claim that she was going to fight against coal seam gas and foreign investment in the Lockyer.

Mr Rickuss said there were no CSG exploration wells in the Lockyer electorate and foreign investment was a federal issue.

"I understand the local area, understand what local issues are, and always respond to concerns that are brought to my attention," Mr Rickuss said.

"Being the member for Lockyer is about working hard for an electorate that you know and understand, it's not about personality politics that quite often are only fleeting."

Topics:  david neuendorf, ian rickuss, lockyer, pauline hanson


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

BOM predicts potential above average rainfall for Lockyer Valley

The weather forecast for the Lockyer Valley.

More rain than usual for region revealed in Bom outlook.

Safety improvements for road black spot

News

Road works are scheduled to upgrade a dangerous stretch of road.

Charges to be laid for $2m Gatton grow houses

Police dismantled an elaborate, hydroponic set-up at a grow house on Falconer St, Gatton, following raids on Tuesday, August 23.

Three persons will be charged in relation to Gatton cannabis raids.

Local Partners

Thornton braces for off-road racing action

The final round of the CAMS Off-Road Championship will be held in Thornton.

Gat ready for Laidley's first Small Farming Expo

RURAL COMES FIRST: Expo co-ordinator Margo Hayes is an experienced Vitulus Lowline and Ozline breeder.

Get ready for the 2016 Small Farming Expo.

BOM predicts potential above average rainfall for Lockyer Valley

The weather forecast for the Lockyer Valley.

More rain than usual for region revealed in Bom outlook.

Safety improvements for road black spot

News

Road works are scheduled to upgrade a dangerous stretch of road.

Charges to be laid for $2m Gatton grow houses

Police dismantled an elaborate, hydroponic set-up at a grow house on Falconer St, Gatton, following raids on Tuesday, August 23.

Three persons will be charged in relation to Gatton cannabis raids.

New shed dedicated to late mayor Steve Jones

Under the watchful eye of Clive Barton (right) The late LVRC Mayor Steve Jones tried his hand at operating a wood lathe in the Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed.

The late Steve Jones to be honoured by the Lockyer Valley community.

Trucks, tractors take to the Gatton showgrounds

Patrons inspect one of the many tractors on display at the Historic Commercial Vehicle show.

Historic trucks and tractors on display in Gatton.

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state