Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has said she is proud of her track record ahead of the federal election on May 21.
“Since 2013, I’ve fought hard to secure more than $5.7 billion in federal funding which has gone into building new infrastructure and strengthening our region,” Ms Landry said.
“Combined with record investments in aged care, Medicare and schools, the Liberal National Government is getting on with the job of securing Australia’s future.
“However, there is more work to do. As part of my local plan for our community I’ve been thrilled to announce federal funding and election commitments for a range of major projects which will benefit region.
“My local plan is supporting local families with their household budget pressures, such as through cutting the fuel excise in half and making a one-off payment to more than 16,500 local pensioners and carers.
“Meanwhile, the Liberal National Government’s economic recovery plan is delivering for families and small businesses, with unprecedented investment in our agriculture, mining and manufacturing industries.
“My plan is also seeing increased investment to fix local roads and build better regional highways, including more than $820 million for the Rocky Ring Road and another $850 million for work on the Bruce Highway. This is saving lives and reducing travel times.
“Importantly, my local plan for Capricornia will see more local doctors and nurses, over 2 million free or subsidised medicines, and record aged care funding for our regional.
“Your choice at this election matters.
“A vote for Labor or the minor parties puts our local plan at risk. Now is not the time to change course. Central Queensland has come too far.
“This is a time for strength and stability. This is not a time to roll the dice on minor parties who can’t deliver, or a Labor-Greens alliance which would be disastrous for regional Australia.
“At this federal election on May 21, Capricornia has a clear choice.
“I encourage you to Vote 1 for Michelle Landry, and Vote 1 for the LNP Senate team.”
Federal funding/ election commitments:
- $14.4 million to replace the Phillips Creek Bridge on Saraji Road
- $483 million to build Urannah Dam
- $100,000 for the rebuild of Collinsville QCWA Hall – taking total federal funding to $450,000
- $6 million to Beef Australia
- $2.9 million to fund Archer Street Drainage Scheme Stages 1 & 2
- $2.8 million to upgrade the Nebo Showgrounds
- $10 million for a CQ Motor Sporting Complex
- $5 million for new veteran wellness services in Kinchant Waters and Mackay
- $10 million to upgrade the Rockhampton Airport
- $11 million to Keppel Brand to build a food value adding manufacturing facility
- $400 million to improve Queensland beef road corridors
- $6.18 million to upgrade Artillery Road and Greenlake Road
- $5 million to upgrade the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange Facilities
- $3.86 million for West Tigers Sporting Complex
- $6 million for Belmont Research Station
- $795,000 to MRAEL for their CYCLE: Creating Youth Change and Leading Engagement Program
Pre-poll locations in Capricornia:
- Clermont Civic Centre – 25 Daintree St Clermont
- Mercury House – 38 – 40 Wellington St Mackay
- Moranbah Community Centre – 89 Mills Ave Moranbah
- James Lawrence Pavilion – 1-47 Exhibition Rd Wandal
- Old Speedy Cash Building – Shop 1/233 Musgrave St Berserker
- Sarina QCWA Hall – 2 Brewers Rd Sarina
- Yeppoon – Old CapCon Conveyers Complex, 7 Jabiru Drive Yeppoon