House debates

Monday, 18 February 2019

Statements by Members

South-East Queensland City Deal

1:47 pm

Photo of Andrew WallaceAndrew Wallace (Fisher, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Morrison government's announcement of a city deal for South-East Queensland is a fantastic result for my electorate of Fisher. I'm grateful to the Prime Minister, and the Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population for this new commitment to our region. This city deal has the potential to transform South-East Queensland, bringing new jobs and tourists to our region. Rightly, every community will be putting forward its wish list and advocating for their own projects. However, I want to assure the people of Fisher that I will work hard to ensure that the coast is at the heart of this deal. I will fight to put projects which benefit the Sunshine Coast at the top of the priority list and to shape a city deal which delivers for our community. The Morrison government is already taking action on the Bruce Highway, and the North Coast rail duplication, with $3.4 billion in federal investment.

I want people in Fisher to get in touch and tell me about the other ambitious projects they believe will take our region forward through the next 10 to 20 years. I encourage my constituents to phone or email me, or contact me through my website, with their ideas today. This city deal is a fantastic opportunity and, with my constituents' help, I'm determined to make the most of it