Labor must stop playing politics with Hinkler Regional Deal

“For far too long Queensland Labor has refused to provide funding for the game-changing Hinkler Regional Deal due to claims that the Maryborough electorate would miss out, but Wednesday’s question time revealed a very different story,” Mr Batt said.

“When asked a question by the Member for Maryborough, the Premier outlined more than $127 million worth of state government projects in the Maryborough area.

“$127 million is substantially more than Labor’s contribution to Bundaberg region and that amount doesn’t even cover all of Maryborough’s funded projects.

“The Premier and the Treasurer need to pull their heads from the sand, stop making unjustifiable excuses and come to the table on the Hinkler Regional Deal which does include projects in the Maryborough electorate.

“The Bundaberg region is continually left out in the cold by this government and quite frankly, the community is sick and tired of it.

“Bundaberg residents deserve a government that will work for every electorate in Queensland, not just a hand picked few.”

ENDS

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Projects mentioned by the Premier in Question Time

  • $14 million for upgrades to the Maryborough Hospital
  • $10.5million for Maryborough state school upgrades
  • $1.78 million for the Maryborough March Street Jetty
  • $103 million for the Bruce Highway upgrade project at Saltwater Creek.

Other recent Maryborough projects that weren’t mentioned by the Premier:

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