Funds have flowed into region since 2013

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Letter submitted to the Fraser Coast Chronicle on 22 June 2016:

Dear editor,

A minor party candidate is upset by my election commitments (FCC 21-06-16).

That’s because his party is not prepared to make any commitments because they can’t deliver anything.

But let’s forget about election commitments for a minute and look at the facts.

I have helped deliver millions of dollars for projects in the Hinkler electorate and I won’t apologise for delivering every cent that I can to this electorate.

The Bruce Highway has been made safer with $29.7 million in upgrades including an overtaking lane north of Howard and road widening works south of Torbanlea, Booyal and Little Pig Creek. All of this work has been completed.

Local roads have been improved, with $5.6 million invested in fixing with dangerous black spots and Old Toogoom Road and River Heads Road.

The burden on community groups to fundraise has been eased by grants like $6,800 for the Toogoom RSL sub-branch to display an Armoured Personnel Carrier and $8,450 for the Hervey Bay Historical Society.

The Stronger Communities Program has helped fund new freezers for We Care 2 and provided Wide Bay Gymnastics with $14,500 to upgrade their changing rooms, which is under construction right now.

Hervey Bay has a dedicated cancer care centre which means many patients will no longer need to travel to receive treatment.

We’ve invested $720,000 for new infrastructure at St James Lutheran College which was opened in April.

But this is just a fraction of the funding that has flowed into Hinkler since I was elected in 2013.

I have delivered on my 2013 election commitments and will do so again, if the Coalition is re-elected.

Only the Coalition has a plan for a strong local economy and increased jobs and growth.




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