- Federal Government and State Queensland Government
We did it Hinkler!
It was announced on Friday, December 2 that ex-HMAS Tobruk will be sunk as a military dive wreck in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.
I want to thank everyone who not only supported this online petition, but also the petition presented to Federal Parliament in December 2015. This dive wreck will not only bring domestic and international visitors to the Wide Bay-Burnett region, it will bring much needed long term, sustainable jobs and a future for the next generation.
Thank you to Fraser Coast Regional Council and Bundaberg Regional Council which have each committed $1 million to the project. And thank you also to the local politicians and businesses who personally funded the seabed survey.
We are a region who admires our veteran community, and we will treat ex-HMAS Tobruk with the respect it deserves. The Wide Bay-Burnett is the ideal resting place for ex-HMAS Tobruk and I look forward to the opportunities this dive wreck will bring to Hinkler.
Federal Member for Hinkler
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The decision on ex-HMAS Tobruk will be made very soon and Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt needs your support to show that Wide Bay is the ideal final resting place.
Keith has been fighting to bring ex-HMAS Tobruk to Wide Bay since he was elected in 2013 and needs your support now.
Keith is fighting for jobs, fighting for a boost to the economy, and is fighting for a better future for our children.
We need you to join the fight.
Ex-HMAS Tobruk sunk in Wide Bay waters will not only add vital tourism infrastructure to the region, it will add to our military history.
Bundaberg has the Rats of Tobruk memorial and the addition of a mighty vessel like ex-HMAS Tobruk would complement the Fraser Coast military trail.
We, the undersigned, are calling on the Federal Government and Queensland State Government to show their support for the Wide Bay region by sinking ex-HMAS Tobruk here.
The Don’t let ex-HMAS Tobruk get sunk in the south! petition to Federal Government and State Queensland Government was written by Keith Pitt and is in the category Government at GoPetition.