Coolum MP steps out to step up #banthebag

Don’t be surprised if you hear that Coolum is leading the way in the #banthebag challenge, with hundreds of blue Dan Purdie recyclable bags making their way into the homes of local residents from this week.

New Member for Ninderry Dan Purdie is hitting the pavement, doorknocking the streets of Coolum and delivering the free bags in an effort to keep residents up to date with what’s happening in their local community.

Mr Purdie said over coming weeks, he hoped to knock on the door of every home in Coolum and personally deliver the bright blue recyclable bag.

“Not only is this an opportunity to speak to locals and hear what issues matter most, it’s also my way of saying thanks, and helping households adjust to the ban on single use plastic bags,” Mr Purdie said.

“No doubt these bags will become hot property as word gets out, but more importantly, I want residents to know who their local member is, why I am here and how I can help them.

“This is the first time a State Parliamentarian has been based in Coolum, and I am keen to get out and meet as many residents as possible.

“Locals have already told me one of their biggest concerns is the traffic chaos at the Coolum Roundabout, and I am committed to fighting to ensure this important infrastructure is upgraded sooner rather than later.

“I am also hearing from many families struggling with the cost of living, including fuel and electricity, and now, a massive hike in the price of car registration. “We all know households are struggling, and more and more people are realising that increasing taxes and debt is not the answer, nor a viable short term solution.” Mr Purdie said.