Thursday, 30 November 2023
Statements by Members
Flynn Electorate: Infrastructure
Many things have happened this year in the electorate of Flynn. I was pleased to recently open the Ivy Anderson retirement facility in Springsure, and it was great to see this project come to fruition. These units will fill the gap between independent living and long-term hospital aged care. The Springsure community raised $300,000 for the facility, and the previous coalition government and the previous member for Flynn, Mr Ken O'Dowd, also secured $4.1 million from the Building Better Regions Fund for these nine residential units.
This month, after 200 days, we have found out that several projects in the electorate of Flynn were spared by the Labor government's infrastructure razor gang. The previous coalition government locked in $400 million in 2022 to seal more than 450 kilometres of Queensland beef roads and contribute to upgrading heavy vehicle corridors critical to the cattle and agricultural transport industry. The previous coalition government also locked in over $700 million for a second Bruce Highway, with a north-south route of over 1,000 kilometres from Charters Towers in North Queensland to Mungindi in New South Wales, on the border.
Another good news story is that, after more than 10 years, the construction of the $568 million Rookwood Weir has finally been completed.