Sign petition now to show support for Tobruk

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is calling on residents of Hinkler to join the fight to show the Federal and State Government that Wide Bay is the ideal final resting place for ex-HMAS Tobruk.

“The decision on ex-HMAS Tobruk will be made very soon and we don’t want to see it get sunk in the south!

“I’ve been fighting to bring ex-HMAS Tobruk to Wide Bay since I was elected in 2013 and now I need you to join the fight.

Mr Pitt has launched an online petition to show just how much support there is in the community.

“All you need to do is head to: https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-let-ex-hmas-tobruk-get-sunk-in-the-south.html and sign up – it’s that easy. Let’s show how much we want this dive wreck right here in Hinkler.

“Having ex-HMAS Tobruk as a dive wreck will bring not only jobs, but a much needed boost to the economy, and most importantly, a better future for our children. That’s why I won’t give up this 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.

An ex-HMAS Tobruk dive site has the potential to contribute between $1 million and $4 million each year to the local economy.