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Landry’s first victory in the war against north Queensland

AFTER "declaring war" on northern Australia, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry is celebrating victory in the first battle.

The final report into the Development of North Australia was released yesterday, a month after Ms Landry first voiced concerns CQ was being overlooked by inquiries into economic expansion.

The Green Paper on Northern Australia failed to even list Rockhampton on a map of the Northern Australian zone; however the final report described it as one of the areas where significant growth was likely to occur.

Ms Landry said she was happy with the recognition that included the Fitzroy's Eden Bann and Rookwood weirs on a list of six key regional water projects earmarked for priority development.

It also acknowledged CQUniversity's agricultural research program as "well above the world standard".

"We've had to fight to get ourselves recognised there," Ms Landry said.

"I do think this is a win for CQ, we've been left off the map for a long time."

After the release of the Green Paper on Northern Australia, Ms Landry claimed inquiries looking into economic expansion of northern Australia were biased towards areas such as Townsville, Cairns and Darwin.

Senator Matt Canavan also welcomed the report, saying "The Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia has done a good job in looking at options for development. Now it's time to turn words into action," he said. "Let's start building the dams, roads and port facilities that are needed to drive development of northern Australia and drive further expansion of the Australian economy."

Topics:  federal politics, michelle landry




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