Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry is thanking the electorate for giving her the privilege of representing the electorate of Capricornia for nine years, with today marking the anniversary of her election to the Australian House of Representatives.
Ms Landry said Capricornia is a vast and diverse electorate.
“Capricornia, covers an area of about 91,049 square kilometres, stretching from Rockhampton to Yeppoon, the Keppel Islands, and the Capricorn Coast, to the inland cattle and coalfields districts of Clermont, Dysart, and as far west Belyando as and northwest to Collinsville, the, and the Keppel Islands.
“I was elected on this day in 2013, and it has been my greatest honour to serve the electorate of Capricornia over the past 9 years.
“I am so proud of all we have achieved together as a community, including the over $6 billion of infrastructure investment I have delivered for Capricornia along with record investment in jobs, schools, health, and other key projects.
“Major infrastructure projects close to my heart and the ones I fought hard for include $25 million to the Rockhampton Hospital Carpark, $176 million in funding to construct Rookwood Weir, $15.2 million for upgrades to Rockhampton Airport, $20 million to construct the Keppel Bay Sailing Club Convention Centre, and $800 million in federal funding for the Rockhampton Ring Road,” Ms Landry said.
Ms Landry said today’s anniversary has made her reflect on her first speech in Australian Parliament.
“In my maiden speech, I spoke about reawakening the seat of Capricornia. I wanted to give a voice to constituents who had been crying out for representation.
“I believed from day one that through a diverse economy, with mining, agriculture and tourism as our key sectors, wealth could be created for families and small business.
“I am as enthusiastic as I have ever been in my commitment to delivering to the future growth of Capricornia.
“Thank you for your support, it is a privilege to continue to work alongside you to make Capricornia the best it can be for many more years to come.” Ms Landry said.