Deputy Premier's Cherbourg visit
QUEENSLAND Deputy Premier Jackie Trad visited Cherbourg yesterday to meet with various government organisations.
Ms Trad was joined by Director-General for the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Dr Chris Sarra.
Dr Sarra, who is a former principal at Cherbourg State School, introduced Ms Trad to many Cherbourg locals, including Aunty Sandra and Aunty Ada, at the ration shed.
"We had them out for lunch and we showed them around,” Aunty Sandra said.
"It was Ms Trad's first visit to the ration shed and I think she was impressed with the facilities.”
Aunty Sandra said having Dr Sarra out to Cherbourg to visit was always a welcome sight.
"He always keeps in touch,” she said.
Cherbourg Council corporate services manager Chatur Zala said Ms Trad's visit was a positive one.
"She went out to the recycling plant, to the farm, hydroponic projects and the ration shed to see the elders,” he said.
"It was a great opportunity for her to see our programs are working well.”
After the day, the Deputy Premier shared her thoughts on her Cherbourg visit.
"Out in Cherbourg today - hearing from local leaders, elders and workers about their ideas, concerns and vision for the future is what helps our government develop effective policy that will make an actual difference in their community,” she said.