WAYNE Wendt will call for a jobs summit in the city in the next six months.

The Division 5 hopeful said for Ipswich to go forward it was "all about jobs and bringing organisations, big and small, to Ipswich to create the jobs for the future".

He said he was committed to bringing national and international businesses to the city across a variety of sectors.

"With that in mind I want to develop a jobs summit within the next six months, if I am elected as a councillor for Division 5," he said.

"It will be open to all existing businesses in Ipswich to find out what they need, how we can help them expand and to find out how we can attract other businesses here."

Ipswich City Council elections division 5 candidate Wayne Wendt. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Ipswich City Council elections division 5 candidate Wayne Wendt. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

Mr Wendt, a qualified accountant and currently the Ipswich Jets CEO, worked at the railway workshops in North Ipswich before putting himself through university, then ran his own practice for a decade before entering politics as the Ipswich West MP for the ALP.

He has big picture plans, and aspirations for his division which includes solving the traffic issues at the Mt Crosby roundabout on the Warrego Hwy and increasing the area's bikeways, dog parks, water parks and recreational facilities.

"I have spoken to residents in Division 5 and already helped them fix up some problems. As we know, the division will need some TLC going forward," he said.

"I have talked to the local arts community about the Woolen Mills and there is a great opportunity going forward and some things we can do quite positively there."

WAYNE WENDT RATING - 9/10: Impressed with his jobs summit plan and spoke like a true civic leader.



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