Do you have ideas about how to create local jobs?

HINKLER electorate residents with ideas for projects that will create jobs and stimulate the local economy have been invited to a community forum in Hervey Bay next month.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said applications under round one of the Australian Government's $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund were now open.

"While it is up to vouncils, community and not-for-profit groups to apply, I wanted to open the discussion up to all Hinkler residents," he said.

"I encourage Hinkler residents to come along and have their say."

The forum will be held at 5pm on Thursday, November 6, at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre on Charles St.

For more information about NSRF, go to www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf.

Applications close on November 23.