- LNP commits $37 million to flood proof and upgrade the Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road at Hamilton Plains
- This critical and much-needed project will deliver enormous economic and social benefits for the Whitsunday region
- Labor are only interested in picking fights with others, especially the Commonwealth Government, instead of actually delivering for the Whitsundays
The Liberal National Party will flood proof and upgrade the Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road at Hamilton Plains as part of its New Deal for Regional Queenslandand to build the roads the state needs.
LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said today the $37 million project would help ensure safe and liveable communities for Whitsunday residents and tourists, especially during a natural disaster.
He said today (Sept 28) marked the six month anniversary since TC Debbie tore through the region.
“LNP Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has been relentless in his campaigning for this much-needed project,” Mr Nicholls said.
“This supply route for reconstruction aid was one of the first sections of major road to be cut off after Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
“It has become impassable with many of the natural disasters that have hit the region – that is why this much-needed project is long overdue.”
Mr Nicholls said Annastacia Palaszczuk liked to talk about the Whitsundays but had delivered nothing for the region.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk only worked out where the Whitsundays were following TC Debbie,” he said
“Every Labor minister and their hangers-on rolled through the region to get a fluffy picture to try and con locals into believing they were doing something.”
Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan said the $37 million project on a state-controlled road would deliver enormous economic and social benefits for the region.
“The cyclone happened in March - exactly six months ago - and Labor’s budget came out in June, where we didn’t get one red cent for flood mitigation or critical road infrastructure upgrades,” Mr Costigan said.
“Labor were only interested in picking fights with others, especially the Commonwealth Government, instead of actually delivering for the Whitsundays in our time of need.
“This is a massive win for our community and it just goes to show that only the LNP can be trusted to build the roads, bridges and dams our state needs.
“I am proud to be part of an LNP team that will deliver this critical project for our community.
“Instead of sitting around talking about it, the LNP has put its money where its mouth is and will actually deliver it.”