we always have been, but we haven't been getting a fair go in the last 7 years.
Our health services are grossly inadequate, crime is seriously impacting our quality of life, cost of living is raging out of control, and we need more affordable housing - desperately.
Time after time, decisions are made that favour other cities and grow other economies.
We have had to fight hard for everything we have won in the last 7 years.
Rockhampton and Gracemere needs a fighter - someone who will go into bat for our communities.
Someone who puts Rockhampton and Gracemere first and is above bitter party politics.
I'M MARGARET STRELOW
and this is who I am.
As Mayor, Rockhampton Regional Council contributed $6 million for the Kershaw Gardens restoration and upgrade.
Cedric Archer Park
Gracemere is the growth centre for the region but its parks were desperately in need of renewal when Margaret Strelow was elected to the Regional Council as Mayor.
Rockhampton Museum of Art
Margaret Strelow championed the development of the new RMOA to house the Pilbeam
collection and to provide a focal point for the local Arts scene.
Set along Rockhampton's iconic Quay, East and Bolsover streets and combined with our northside and recreation precincts, Rocky Nats is a major economic boost to Rockhampton and the region.
The Development of the Riverside Precinct is one of the most obvious changes in Rockhampton during Margaret Strelow's terms as Mayor.