Millions delivered to electorate since 2013
Letter sent to the Bundaberg NewsMail on 22 June 2016:
A minor party candidate is upset by my election commitments (NM 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 completed upgrades to three intersections near Childers and widening near Apple Tree Creek.
Local roads have been improved, with $1.6 million invested to fix dangerous black spots such as Mittelheusers Road at Burnett Heads and the intersection of Barolin and Crofton Street in Bundaberg.
The burden on community groups to fundraise has been eased by grants like $35,000 to restore Aviator Bert Hinkler’s Armstrong Siddeley vehicle and $44,000 to enable the Bundaberg RSL sub-branch to transport veterans to events.
The Stronger Communities Program has helped the Australian Sugar Cane Railway upgrade its tracks at the Botanic Gardens and Bundaberg Basketball is improving disability access to WIN stadium.
Bundaberg has a dedicated cancer care centre and an oncology centre which means many patients will no longer need to travel to receive treatment.
We’ve invested $500,000 for new infrastructure at St Luke’s Anglican College which was opened in March.
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.
FEDERAL MP FOR HINKLER
ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER