Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to announce the successful tender for the Queen’s Wharf project.
Mr Springborg said the former LNP Government had done all the hard work for the development and Labor was simply stalling.
“The only announcement this Labor Government has made has been a 12 month infrastructure freeze,” Mr Springborg said.
“Queenslanders deserve some good news, even if it is the announcement of another LNP project.
“The LNP made the two final proposals public at the end of 2014 and anticipated the winner would be announced mid-2015.
“Rumours abound as to who will undertake this enormous construction project which will generate up to 10,000 jobs over the next decade.
“With no plans of its own, Labor should get on with releasing who will deliver this exciting infrastructure project.
“Labor hasn’t announced any projects in the South East to generate jobs, they have no plan for the economy, no plan to grow business confidence and no plan to avoid more debt, higher interest payments and more deficits.
“The Treasurer keeps telling Queenslanders he will outline just what the Palaszczuk Government’s plan is to pay down debt – yet the best he can deliver just days out before handing down his first budget is a maroon coloured mock up.
“Everyone knows maroon is just another shade of red and that’s exactly what Queenslanders can expect from another Labor Government.
“In the midst of a business community looking for certainty, the very least Premier Palaszczuk can do is to announce who will proceed with this integrated resort development that will be a major business and tourism drawcard for Brisbane.
“The LNP was committed to growing both the tourism and construction sectors and the Queen’s Wharf project was front and centre of this plan.
“It is time for Labor to get on with this announcement and not simply delay it to try and gain some glory at a time when everyone knows there will be no good news for the people of this State.
“The LNP had the Queen’s Wharf project set in concrete, Labor just needs to announce who will pour it.”