Capricornia in the National Spotlight
Posted on July 13th, 2016
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry is poised to make political history by being the first female modern conservative and first Queensland LNP Member to win the seat in consecutive elections for nearly 100 years.
Funding commitments for the Seat of Capricornia are at an all time record, with Michelle Landry’s campaign promising a $330 million water, jobs and growth plan for Capricornia.
The Turnbull-Joyce Government has committed:
- $130 million towards Rookwood Weir = 2,100 jobs
- Plus: $2 million for state to finish final business case for Rookwood weir
- $225,000 to secure water for Clermont
- $3 million towards a feasibility study for Urannah dam near Mackay
- $30 million Bowen Basin jobs and investment package to help retrain workers who have lost their jobs in the coal downturn and for grants for small businesses to expand into new areas of expertise.
- $10 million Mackay Regional Sports precinct (Ooralea and CQUniversity Mackay)
- $75 million to help kick start the Walkerston heavy vehicle bypass (or Bowen Basin Service Link) (in Capricornia west of Mackay) to rid Walkerston of heavy vehicles and dangerous loads entering Peak Downs Highway.
- $1.5 million Emu Park’s Hartley Street Sports Reserve (stages 2 and 4)
- $1.5 million stage 1 Pilbeam Walkway up to Mt Archer (Rockhampton)
- $600,000 Rockhampton Hockey Association Hockey for a second artificial turf
- $7 million towards Rockhampton hospital car park
- Fixing mobile phone blackspot projects. Priorities include Yeppoon, Emu Park, Clermont and Sarina Range (north of Koumala)
- $50,000 for solar panels on Rockhampton; s Women’s domestic violence shelter
- $220,000 to kick start repairs to the battered Putney Beachfront on GKI.
- $350,000 new Sarina BMX track facilities
- $250,000 for Sarina’s Field of Dreams project (Mackay Regional Council)
- $60 million for a four lane highway Gracemere to Rockhampton to ease dangerous congestion of freight trucks, cattle trucks, and commuters.
- $13.5 million to improve Bruce highway access into Rockhampton from northern suburbs (Marlborough end of city)
- $3 million to support Beef Australia 2018 – provides $40 million direct injection in city economy and hundreds of millions into our global beef trade.
- $350,000 towards widening the intersection of Bondoola Road to allow for better access of B-double road trains involved in the timber sector other industries.
- $90,000 to install solar power or and solar battery storage at:
- Central Queensland Aboriginal Corporation – Rockhampton ($15,000)
- Dreamtime Cultural Centre – Rockhampton ($15,000)
- Emu Park State Emergency Service ($15,000)
- Marlborough State Emergency Services ($15,000)
- Sarina Bowls Club ($15,000)
- Sarina Surf Lifesaving Club ($15,000)
- In addition, a free trade deal which will see the Singapore military spend $2.25 million in Queensland. Capricornia will benefit from $1 billion on more troops, and military infrastructure at Shoalwater Bay.