Who is waiting on who for the Cap Hwy duplication funds?

ROAD FUNDS: Michelle Landry, Matt Cananvan and Ken O'Dowd on the Capricorn Highway
ROAD FUNDS: Michelle Landry, Matt Cananvan and Ken O'Dowd on the Capricorn Highway Chris Ison ROK210616croad1

AMONG Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's allegations of the State Government holding up Central Queensland projects was an element of good news.

Last week, the State Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey called on the Federal Government in the Queensland Parliament to hurry up and make the announcements for two road funding programs; North Australia Roads Program and Beef Roads Program.

Opposition roads spokesman Andrew Powell said at the same time Mr Bailey stood before parliament with this urgent request, the Liberal National Party members of Queensland Parliament learnt there was a letter sitting in his office offering this very funding.

"It's been sitting in his office since last month and he still hasn't bothered to respond," Mr Powell said.

The Coalition promised, as part of the last Federal election campaign, to commit $60 million towards the duplication of the Capricorn Highway

"We announced during the election but we haven't actually got the next step from the State Government but we have today and that is to get four lanes between here and Gracemere," Mr Joyce said.

"We will put $59.9 million towards this. The Queensland Government will put about $15 million towards it, so about a $75 million build and this will give us four lanes between Rocky and Gracemere and what this also does is the 20,000 people a day that move between those two sections of this hinterland city will have the capacity of a four-lane highway."

However, Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne said yesterday afternoon that the State Government had yet to see this delivered.

"My question for Mr Joyce and the Turnbull Government, is when will they announce the remaining Northern Australia Roads Program projects?" Mr Byrne asked.

"The Palaszczuk Government has already allocated our full share of the funding, not only for the six projects in tranche one, but also for all of the projects we included in our original submission.

"We are ready to go, and we have been ready to go since our State Budget in June 2016."

Topics:  barnaby joyce, bill byrne, capricorn highway, federal government, mark bailey, roads

Keppel MP says One Nation could stall GKI project

Aerial shot of Great Keppel Island (GKI) rally.
Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Keppel MP says One Nation's views could harm GKI

More than 9000 Queensland kids in foster care

The Department of Communities and Child Safety suspended or cancelled the permits of 30 carers last year while it substantiated 144 cases of harm to children.

30 foster carers banned as 144 cases of harm to children revealed.

TRAFFIC REPORT: Back-to-back crashes on Yeppoon Rd

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

Single vehicle crash on Yeppoon Rd

Local Partners

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Five things to do these school holidays

Watch Rapidfire International Inc's production of Alice in Wonderland at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre this month.

Check out these must do's for the kids on holidays

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Rockhampton dancer en pointe for European stages

CENTRE STAGE: Anastasia Lewis has moved from Rockhampton to Sydney to study classical ballet.

Rocky dancer believes competitions are the perfect preparation

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.