LNP’s $30 million boost to Queensland Marine Infrastructure Fund - Better Queensland

LNP’s $30 million boost to Queensland Marine Infrastructure Fund

  • LNP to invest an additional $30 million towards boosting the Queensland Marine Infrastructure Fund
  • The additional funding will go towards building better boat ramps, pontoons, floating walkways, artificial reefs and other marine infrastructure projects across the state
  • Revitalising the state’s tourism industry and unlocking its potential is a crucial part of the LNP’s plan to Build a Better Queensland

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will invest an additional $30 million towards Queensland’s Marine Infrastructure Fund.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the additional funding would support our tourism industry, one of the key drivers of the state’s economy, as well as provide opportunities for local businesses.

“Our four-year commitment will build better boat ramps, pontoons, floating walkways, artificial reefs and other marine infrastructure projects across the state,” Mr Nicholls said.

“Investing in marine infrastructure up and down the Queensland coast means investing in liveable communities so that more Queenslanders can enjoy getting out on the water.

“We understand investing in marine infrastructure will attract more domestic and international tourists and will create jobs and help families get ahead.”

Mr Nicholls said revitalising the state’s tourism industry and unlocking its potential was a crucial part of the LNP’s plan to Build a Better Queensland.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have dropped the ball over the past three years and missed out on a golden era of international and domestic tourism,” he said.

“Queensland should be Australia’s number one tourist destination but Labor’s failure to support our tourism sector means we have lost significant ground to other states and territories.”

Mr Nicholls said the state’s tourism potential was unlimited but sadly it has been held back by a do-nothing Labor Government.

“As Queenslanders we have the greatest state in the world to market to tourists – but we need a government with a clear plan for our tourism sector.

“Is it any wonder why we have record regional unemployment when our tourism jobs are disappearing interstate?

“Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have failed dismally to market our great state and its wealth of natural wonders to both domestic and international tourists. 

Projects Include:

  • $5 million towards an all-tide access boat ramp at Molongle Creek
  • $4 million towards ensuring public access at Hinchinbrook Harbour
  • $3.5 million towards a new rock wall at the Bowen Marina
  • $3 million towards a new double lane boat ramp at Cromarty Creek
  • $3 million towards opening up public marine access at Dungeness and Lucinda.
  • $1 million toward Forrest Beach boat ramp improvements
  • $975,000 towards an all-tide access boat ramp at the Southern end of Russell Island
  • $400,000 for a new boat launch facility at McEwens Beach  
  • $400,000 towards Groyne Wall at the Nelly Bay foreshore on Magnetic Island
  • Victoria Point Boating Master Plan.

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