Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP has put in her wish list early for the 2015-2016 State Budget, outlining a number of key projects which she believes will deliver for her electorate.
Ms Bates said her desired projects, would see roads improved, school safety enhanced, tourism boosted, law and order secured and the local environment preserved.
“This will be the first major test of whether the Palaszczuk-Labor Government will listen to local residents or choose to simply abandon the Mudgeeraba electorate as Labor Governments have in the past,” said Ms Bates.
“In my seventh year as Mudgeeraba’s representative, I have a firm understanding of the projects we need and the funding which should be allocated to improving our local area.
“While the former LNP Government had committed to and funded a number of projects for our community, this Palaszczuk-Labor Government has done nothing but take credit for LNP achievements.”
Under an LNP Government, the following projects were fully funded and announced but are currently in jeopardy under the Palaszczuk-Labor Government:
- $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; and
- $155,000 for tourism signage in Springbrook at Wunburra Lookout.
Under an LNP Government, the following projects would have been funded through the Strong Choices program, but the Labor Government has no plan to fund:
- $250 million to upgrade the M1 from Exit 82 at Robina to Exit 85 at Reedy Creek and build the third north bound lane in Mudgeeraba from Exit 82 to 79; and
- $22 million to upgrade Franklin Drive to Old Coach Road in Mudgeeraba.
In addition, Ms Bates is fighting for:
- $5 million for the concept design and upgrade of Beechmont Road in Lower Beechmont between Elimbah Court and Jardine Road;
- $1.6 million saved from the construction of the Worongary Creek causeway to be used to upgrade Worongary Road between Mudgeeraba Road and Woodvale Drive; and
- Security fencing at Robina State High School.