Springborg pledges $495m investment in regions

aa4b532ce6da9493335bf553fb7c8136The State Opposition says if elected it would reinstate its $495 million Royalties for Regions program to help cities like Townsville get a “fair go” for infrastructure funding.

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg made the “first major announcement” since the Palaszczuk Government was elected while addressing LNP supporters at this weeks Latitudes North conference as reported by the Townsville Bulletin.

Mr Springborg was flanked by nine other shadow minsters and federal colleagues, including Herbert MP Ewen Jones and North Australia Minster Josh Frydenberg, throughout the three-day event.

Mr Springborg said the State Government had replaced the LNP’s $495 million Royalties for Regions initiative with a “smaller, shorter and narrower program”, highlighting a “lack of commitment” to regional development.

“In Townsville, $220 million less was spent in the Labor Party’s first budget for infrastructure than under the LNP and this is not good enough and this is not a fair go for North Queensland,” he said.

“This would make sure there is a real chance to be able to kickstart major investment across northern and the rest of regional Queensland.” To read more click here.

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