LNP to invest our regional resource communities

QUEENSLANDERS living in mining and resource regions will benefit under the LNP’s Royalties for the Regions which provide better roads, health, education, community and sporting facilities.

LNP Leader Campbell Newman today pledged to establish Royalties for the Regions– a key part of which will be the LNP’s$170 million over four years for the Resource Community Building Fund.

“This is about ending Labor’s long years of neglect and giving back to the regions that produce resource and mineral wealth,” Mr Newman said.

“We will ensure Queensland regions that host major resource developments receive real, long-term mineral royalty benefits through better planning and targeted infrastructure investment.

“Our Resource Community Building Fund will deliver better social infrastructure – like supplementary health and education facilities, community centres and sporting facilities – to improve liveability, provide a better lifestyle in resource regions for generations of Queenslanders to come.”

“The Resource Community Building Fund will be joined by a Roads to Resources program and a Floodplain Security investment scheme*.

Mr Newman said through the Resource Community Building Fund, the LNP would invest $170 million in resource communities over the next four years – growing over this period to deliver $100 million in the fourth year to communities in resource regions.

 “We’ll kick-off with $10 million to support ‘ready-to-go’ projects and build this to $100 million in the fourth year.

“We will contribute to strategic local infrastructure projects prioritised in regional plans to build long overdue social infrastructure.

“We will ensure that Local councils and communities have strong contributions so that projects best match community needs and aspirations.

“Unlike the tired, 20-year Labor government that has failed to plan and deliver the infrastructure needed in regional resource communities, the LNP will properly identify, plan and deliver the most appropriate projects in partnership with industry, councils and the people to get the best outcomes.

“The LNP is committed to growing Queensland’s four-pillar economy by delivering better infrastructure based on better planning.

“It’s time for a change of government.

“With your help, the LNP will get Queensland back on track,” Mr Newman said.

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