LNP will act on water worries
IT’S now been several weeks since the Townsville Water Taskforce handed down its report.
Prior to its release, the LNP announced its Securing Townsville’s Water Future policy, committing to upgrade the Haughton Channel and duplicate the Ross River Dam pipeline to deliver long term water security for the residents of Townsville.
More importantly, the LNP committed to taking action. We have made it clear that if elected, an LNP government will call for expressions of interest for construction contractors within 100 days of taking office. The LNP won’t drag out or delay funding over four years – this will only exacerbate water security issues in the short term.
The Palaszczuk Govern- ment may have put funding in the state budget, but as yet, we don’t know what Labor plans to do with it.
In contrast, the LNP has demonstrated that we are serious about this project. We will deliver the funding as soon as possible and we will get on with the job, because Townsville has already waited too long.
ANDREW CRIPPS, Member for Hinchinbrook.