Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has once again strongly expressed support for the development of Great Keppel Island.
This is following meetings with a variety of stakeholders including potential investor Hancock Prospecting.
“I have proactively met with a range of stakeholders including Capricorn Enterprise, Hancock Prospecting, the Federal Environment Minister Susan Ley, tourist operators and local businesses on the Capricorn Coast about the development of Great Keppel Island,” Ms Landry said.
“Great Keppel Island presents an exciting opportunity for the region and for the upcoming 2032 Olympic Games. I believe it is a fantastic project that I fully support.”
Ms Landry called out the Member for Keppel for once again spreading mistruths and trying to throw wool over people’s eyes.
“It is clear the Member for Keppel needs to stop the political point scoring and be truthful with her electorate,” Ms Landry said.
“It is evidently a tactic to distract people from the fact that the Queensland Government is facing the worst integrity crisis since it took office.
“Let’s also not forget that she has made the same funding announcements for Great Keppel Island over multiple election campaigns and is now trying to throw rocks at the Federal Government over funding.
“The Member for Keppel must understand that discussions and planning are still underway for the transfer of Great Keppel Island’s lease therefore no funding arrangements have been discussed with the Federal Government.
“I am always willing to work with all levels of government to deliver job-creating projects that stand to boost the local economy. I believe my record on delivering billions of dollars’ worth of projects and investment in Capricornia reflects that.
“My door is open for the Member for Keppel if she would like to meet to discuss Great Keppel Island development further.”