• Asleep at the wheel Labor Government delivers nothing for Mudgeeraba
  • Labor fails to get the basics right and ignores projects in Mudgeeraba
  • Labor has no plan to upgrade the M1 between Robina and Reedy Creek

Mudgeeraba has again missed out in the do-nothing Labor Government’s second State Budget.

Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP said whilst she had expected little from the 2016-17 State Budget, it was her community that would miss out under Labor.

“Today’s State Budget is just another example of this asleep at the wheel Labor Government failing to get the basics right,” said Ms Bates.

“Since Labor was elected, I have put forward a number of projects that would have made our local area a better place to live and work, including M1 upgrades, anti-hooning measures, environmental clean ups, flashing school zone lights and more funding for domestic violence.”

Projects put forward by Ms Bates and funded by the former LNP Government but ignored by Labor include:

  • $330,000 for CCTV cameras and lighting in Numinbah Valley to stop hooning;
  • $100,000 to clean up the Mudgeeraba Creek from the M1 to Swanton Drive in Mudgeeraba;
  • $80,000 for flashing school zone lights at Mudgeeraba Special School, Merrimac State School, Mudgeeraba Creek State School and Numinbah Valley State School;
  • $155,000 for tourism signage in Springbrook at Wunburra Lookout.

$110 million to upgrade the M1 between Robina and Reedy Creek was also ignored.

“The M1 is the highest trafficked road in Queensland, and today we have seen the Labor Government refuse to allocate the $110 million we need to upgrade this motorway from Robina to Reedy Creek, despite the Federal Government standing ready to contribute,” said Ms Bates.

“This is not good enough and as a result of this Labor Budget, Mudgeeraba locals will continue to sit in traffic every single day.”

Since her re-election, Ms Bates has also been fighting for funding for a coordinator and practice manager for the Robina Community Legal Centre to assist victims of domestic violence.

“Instead of allocating money to important projects for Mudgeeraba and the Gold Coast, all we have seen from this Labor Government is a $4.7 billion black hole and no plan to fix it, raids on public servants’ superannuation, and the Treasurer walking away from his promise to not introduce new or increase existing taxes,” she said.

“In almost 18 months since the last State election, Labor has delivered nothing for Mudgeeraba and the 2016-17 Budget is more of the same.”