MP details budget wish list
PAUL Hoolihan hopes his wish list becomes a success list in today's State Government Budget.
The Member for Keppel yesterday said even he was unaware of what would be announced for his electorate, and could not give an insight into projects or major funding for the region.
However, he gave The Morning Bulletin his “wish list”.
Number one on his list was funding for a bicycle and walking track from Yeppoon to Rockhampton along the former railway line.
Mr Hoolihan said he was happy for the funding to be given in stages so the project could get off the ground.
He said he had also pushed for funding for more equipment in schools, and for numerous road projects, like the Tanby Rd turn-off to Emu Park, to be completed.
“I want to see the bridge across Byfield's Stoney Creek finished, that was originally only going to be $2.2 million, but it grew to $6.4 million and wasn't funded in the last Budget,” he said.
“I want to make sure continuing funding will happen in this Budget.”
Mr Hoolihan also said he wanted funding for Skilling Queensland to continue programs in the region to get people back into the workforce.
Member Paul Hoolihan's wish list:
Bicycle and walking track from Yeppoon to Rockhampton on former railway land.
Funding for schools
Funding for Tanby Rd turn-off and Pattison St
Completion of Stoney Creek bridge
Continue funding for Skilling Queensland