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Landry says projects didn't meet dollar-for-dollar criteria

BILL Ludwig and Margaret Strelow have vowed to fight on for Federal Government support for vital Livingstone and Rockhampton projects, despite missing out on round one of the Stronger Regions Fund.

The Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Regional mayors met with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss on Wednesday, where they were told the applications were not successful.

The projects submitted included Rockhampton Regional Council's riverbank development, the Rockhampton convention centre project, the Livingstone Shire foreshore development and a new Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service hangar.

In a statement late Wednesday, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry said in some cases projects did not meet the dollar-for-dollar criteria as they relied on funding from the previous LNP State Government, with no guarantee the new Labor government would provide the same amount.

"I am dreadfully disappointed at the outcome," Ms Landry said. "I support all of these projects."

Cr Ludwig said the funding snub was "a real slap in the face for our region".

Both mayors said the projects were vital to creating long-term jobs and boosting both Rockhampton and Livingstone economies.

Cr Ludwig said the foreshore development was looking to combine $6.75 million over three years from both the State and Federal governments with $4 million annually over five years from Livingstone Shire Council.

Cr Strelow was committed to fighting for the riverbank redevelopment.

"It's not just a dream or on a wish list for us, it's a necessity," she said.

Cr Ludwig and Cr Strelow said they would re-apply for funding under Category D natural disaster assistance, which is being negotiated between the State and Federal governments.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll told The Morning Bulletin she was "not surprised or shocked" that funding for the convention centre had been rejected under round one.

She said Rockhampton Regional Council needed to support the proposal for it to have a chance of succeeding under the Stronger Regions Fund criteria.

 

Byrne calls on Landry to push for Cat D funding

ROCKHAMPTON MP Bill Byrne yesterday said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk had written to the Prime Minister indicating "strong support" for both projects which were knocked back under round one of the Stronger Regions Fund.

Mr Byrne and Keppel MP Brittany Lauga said Capricornia MP Michelle Landry had not approached them about the projects put forward for the Stronger Regions funding.

"Last month Ms Landry was talking up the Stronger Regions Fund as the solution for the Rockhampton riverbank and Yeppoon waterfront redevelopments," Mr Byrne said.

"It is now clear that there is no money for those develop- ments from that fund.

"I therefore repeat my call for Ms Landry to support the Palaszczuk government's pursuit of Category D funding for these important, legacy projects."

Topics:  development funding projects rockhampton rockhampton regional council



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