Election promises in doubt

THE evident 19th Member for Gympie, Tony Perrett, was playing it safe yesterday.

He says he will not claim victory until the poll is officially declared, which could take another 10 days.

Technically still a Gympie Regional Councillor, albeit one on leave without pay, Mr Perrett survived the 8.4% swing against the LNP state-wide, with a 5.8% swing (after preferences) recorded away from the LNP in Gympie and a 5.8% swing towards the ALP.

Despite his decision to refrain from declaring victory, the LNP will retain Gympie.

The fulfilment of his election promises could be another issue, however.

Fast-tracking Section C of the Bruce Hwy will surely still be on the table, with 80% of that money coming from the Federal Government.

But as for the Kandanga land gift - which was supposed to have been unconditional - the Tin Can Bay foreshore, the Glastonbury Rd intersection and the Chatsworth School, Mr Perrett says we will have to "ask Annastacia".