Labor is pumping money into regions
THE current Labor Government is pumping a lot of money into the regions, including Gympie, despite claims made by Mr Perrett (The Gympie Times, 13/9/17).
There are building works at Gympie Special School, and a significant upgrade to the agricultural department at Gympie High.
It was Labor state and federal governments that started the design and rebuild of the highway from Cooroy to Curra. The State Government funds 29% of this. Mr Perrett complained about Labor funding the Cross River Rail tunnel in Gympie, but seems to forget that the previous Newman/Nicholls LNP Government supported this very project.
Without the tunnel there can be no more trains from Gympie as the railways in Brisbane are congested.
The previous Labor Government funded the design of the rebuild of Kin Kin Rd over Noonans Range.
The LNP Government then cancelled the project.
The current Labor Government is funding the design of a new bridge over Coondoo Ck on Tin Can Bay Rd and is helping fund numerous projects that will improve our region and bring more visitors to Gympie.
These include the Valley Rattler, Goomeri our Towns Project, Gympie Aerodrome runway upgrade, sealing Tagigan Rd, and river to rail trail and other projects.
The current Labor Government has funded more child safety officers in Gympie, and more nurses at the Gympie Hospital. We now have a CT scanner the local Labor branch advocated for. New fire trucks have been purchased for brigades at Glenwood, Curra, Chatsworth, Wolvi and Traveston. Mothar Mountain is on track to have a new fire station.
This is on top of continued funding for schools, roads, police and many other services in our community.
Mr Perrett gives a pie in the sky promise of a very fast train. What Gympie needs is a state member who is positive and realistic. — Donna Reardon, Southside