Where’s the commitment from Labor?

A lack of commitment from Labor could lead to a net gain of zero for the region if the unthinkable happens and a Shorten Labor Government is elected. This region will miss out unless Labor stumps up and puts some commitments on the table for the people of this region. Labor needs to commit to at least the same funding that the Liberal National Government has committed to. The Coalition has a number of election commitments on the table already.

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$8 million in funding flows to water projects

FUNDING is set to flow to create jobs, provide water security and open up vast tracts of agricultural land with Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen welcoming announcements this morning that pre-construction planning work will begin for the Urannah Dam, the raising of the Burdekin Dam Wall, the Burdekin Haughton Channel upgrade, Hell’s Gate Dam and to upgrade water infrastructure for Clermont. Today’s announcement makes all the hard work fighting for local jobs worthwhile.

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MP pushes for Urannah Dam funding

THIS morning I met with key proponents for the Urannah Dam which would provide water to underpin growth and development in the Mackay, Whitsunday, Isaac and Burdekin regions to discuss the push for funding for planning and design of the dam. I hope to see funding flow when the successful applicants for the Liberal National government's National Water Infrastructure Development Fund are announced. I have done everything in my power to get the Urannah Dam on the radar of those in Canberra, and I am hopeful we will be able to start work on the project through the $25 million National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. There’s funding which will be specifically directed to Northern Australia, and the planning and design work for Urannah Dam is in the running for this.

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