Fraser Coast region let down by Labor – AGAIN

by Ted Sorensen
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Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for delaying Building our Regions Projects on the Fraser Coast region.

“Once again the Fraser Coast region has been ignored by the Brisbane-centric Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mr Powell said.

“Projects like Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure and Howard Sewerage Project would have created jobs for locals but instead, Labor continues to push out the time frames for the projects.

“The Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Project has been delayed for 11 months and the Howard Sewerage Project has been delayed indefinitely under Labor.

“Worse still the Labor Government regularly shifts the goalposts by updating the Building our Regions website with expected completion dates without even notifying the involved stakeholders.

“Secretly updating completion dates so that no project is overdue is something I would expect from the North Korean regime not the Queensland Government

“I’m left wondering whether if this is just the tip of the iceberg – how far is this Palaszczuk Labor Government willing to go in re-writing history to suit their political agenda?

“This is simply not good enough, Regional Queensland deserves better.

“Only the LNP will bridge the divide between the South-east and Regional Queensland.”

Mr Powell said sadly the Building our Regions program was failing across the state.

“Of the 174 projects worth a collective $225 million across Queensland, few if any have stuck to their originally published construction time frame,” Mr Powell said.

“Every time these projects get delayed or pushed back, it’s one less job in the community and one less boost for the Fraser Coast’s economy.

“This Brisbane-centric Labor Government is only focused on building Cross River Rail in Brisbane and completely ignoring the regions.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Labor Government need to stop ignoring Regional Queensland get on with Building our Regions.”

These images show delays in completion time frames for Fraser Coast projects.

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