Election publicity stays local
COUNCILLOR Mally McMurtrie has quashed a rumour she is having election material printed in Toowoomba rather than locally and in accordance with the council's "buy local" policy.
The Daily News asked sitting councillors - all of whom are standing in the April 28 election - if they were spending locally and all said they were.
Cr McMurtie (pictured) laughed off suggestions she had taken her printing requirements to a Toowoomba firm, saying she hated junk mail and would not have brochures printed. She also said she would re-use her election signs from the last election in 2008.
"They are left over from four years ago, as you will see by how young I look," Cr McMurtrie said.
Deputy Mayor Peter Blundell, who will run for mayor, said only that he would source materials "locally", while other Stanthorpe councillors, including Vic Pennisi , Cameron Gow and Denise Ingram, said they would use locals such as A Better Way To Print and Roessler Graphics, and Action Graphics at Dalveen.
Warwick's Cr Ross Bartley said he had used a "local firm" to print his flyers and would reuse signs from his last campaign, while Cr Jo McNally said she would use a local firm and had used APN Print in her by-election tilt in 2010.
Cr Neil Meiklejohn said he was looking at using Warwick firms Fledge Design, APN Print and Zooma Signs once he had decided what he required.