House debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Statements by Members

Fisher Electorate: Roads

1:57 pm

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

It doesn't matter whether you're talking about state or federal governments, the LNP is the only party to vote for. As the state election in Queensland draws near, I want to draw the attention of the House to a terrific project in my electorate of Fisher. It's called the Bells Creek Arterial project. But for the outstanding advocacy of the LNP state candidate for Caloundra, we would not have the Bells Creek Arterial project, construction of which is starting in just a couple of weeks. This is a $70 million project which has been on the cards but which was not due to be started or completed for another 15 years. Both I and Stuart Coward, the LNP candidate for Caloundra, lobbied Stockland, the developer, and Stuart Coward has come through for his people. Stuart Coward will be an absolutely outstanding candidate. He will fight hard for the people of Caloundra.

This job is an 11-kilometre road. It'll see 552 indirect jobs and 314 jobs, and it will result in $300 million worth of investment in the seat of Caloundra. This is great news for people living on the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, and it will bust congestion.