Does Rob understand the issues here? | Rob Oakeshott | Independent for Cowper

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In the 2019 Federal Election there is not one single candidate who has represented the Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Bellingen before. In fact, Rob is the only candidate with a proven track record representing the Mid North Coast.

Having lived in this region for many years, Rob is connected to a strong network of Coffs Coast and Hinterland locals, which was broadened by the many locals who supported his 2016 campaign.

 

Rob is reaching out further, having met with key community spokespeople including the President of the Coffs Chamber, local editors of newspapers, and various Councillors as well as attending local events including the Coffs By-Pass Action Group meetings, Bellingen Markets, or the Coffs Harbour Australia Day celebrations.

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Local residents are providing a great deal of detailed advice, direction and vision so that he knows the issues at play, in particular the 22% youth unemployment in Coffs Harbour, the continued delays and cutbacks to the long overdue Coffs By-Pass, and the current and future infrastructure needs of the community (eg: NBN improvements in Bellingen, the airport precinct upgrade at Coffs).  Unpicking these legacy issues will take top priority once Rob is elected.