Bates announces Budget wish list

Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP has put in her wish list early for the 2018-19 State Budget, outlining a number of key projects that Labor have consistently ignored.

Ms Bates said her desired projects would see roads improved, school safety enhanced, law and order secured and the local environment preserved.

“This will be the first major test for new QLD Treasurer, Jackie Trad; will she finally listen to local residents or choose to simply abandon the Mudgeeraba electorate as many Labor treasurers have done before her,” said Ms Bates.

“During last year’s election the LNP committed to a number of projects for our community and we will discover on Tuesday whether the Palaszczuk-Labor Government paid attention to what our community wants and needs.”

The LNP committed to the following projects during the 2017 election campaign:

  • $330,000 to deter hoons at the intersection of Pine Creek Road and Nerang-Murwillumbah Road; upgrade including road realignment, concrete barriers and CCTV as well as flashing school zone signage at Numinbah Valley State School
  • $1.5 million in vital safety upgrades and congestion-busting at Mudgeeraba Road-Tallai Road intersection
  • $550,000 to protect the most vulnerable and improve domestic violence support on the southern Gold Coast with a grant to the Robina Community Legal Centre

Under an LNP Government, the following projects would have also been funded:

  • $1 billion to match the Commonwealth’s $1 billion to upgrade two sections of the M1 (eight laning from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and six laning from Varsity Lakes to Tugun)
  • $250 million towards the construction of a second M1 from Nerang to Stapylton
  • Universal access to swimming and water safety lessons to all Queensland primary schools
  • The Fight for Fairer Fuel plan where fuel retailers publish their prices in real time, and the date and time from which the prices will be applied

In addition Ms Bates is fighting for:

  • The installation of sound barriers along the M1 in Reedy Creek
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