Monday, 2 May 2016
Capricornia Electorate: Infrastructure
Since being elected I have been working hard for Capricornia. I have helped to secure over $550 million in infrastructure funding that will help to grow jobs. This includes $2.34 million for a new Capricornia rescue chopper hanger, $7 million for redeveloping Rockhampton's riverbank, $10 million for Yeppoon's beach foreshore upgrade, $3 million to deliver better mobile phone coverage and $9.9 million in joint federal-state funding to aid in the continued recovery from Cyclone Marcia. This breaks down to more money for the $12 million rebuild of Yeppoon's Scenic Highway, $3 million more to rebuild Kershaw Gardens in Rocky and $5.2 million more towards fixing stormwater problems in Frenchville.
Further, we have $190 million for future Capricornia Defence infrastructure. And we are investing in roads to create more jobs: $166 million to fix up the Eton Range and Peak Downs Highway, $38 million to replace seven old bridges in Isaac and Rockhampton shires, $22 million for more overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway near Sarina and Rocky, nearly $13 million for dangerous traffic blackspots on council roads in Rockhampton, Livingstone, Isaac, Mackay and Whitsunday shires and $136 million for the Bruce Highway's stage 2 Yeppen South floodplain in Rockhampton.