Pushing forward on infrastructure
WITH Rookwood Weir believed to be on the agenda for Cabinet this week, I am hopeful of seeing this project soon on the way.
It has been a long, hard slog trying to get this vital piece of infrastructure up and running, and I look forward to seeing a more positive outlook for CQ infrastructure in 2018.
There are a number of projects I was fortunate enough to secure during the 2016 federal election, however these really rely on the Queensland Government to make them a solid reality.
The $130 million I secured for Rookwood Weir was an absolute boon for Central Queensland, coast and country alike, and we are all hanging out to see it actually delivered.
Some more positive rhetoric from the State Government is certainly promising.
We have seen how productive we can be when we get multiple levels of government working together. Just look at the Hartley Street sports field project in Emu Park, or the Yeppoon foreshore and the magnificent new carpark.
These projects rely on local, state and federal governments working harmoniously to prioritise community infrastructure.
I look forward to more projects like these developing from the grassroots approach I most enjoy when it comes to community infrastructure.
Getting our roads up to specification, providing more opportunities for our workers and professionals, and giving our kids safe and fun environments to grow and develop is so important.
There is no doubt we as a region need all these things that Rookwood promises to provide, and the water security it will provide to the Capricorn Coast - as well as Rockhampton and Gladstone - cannot be underestimated.
I'm looking forward to a productive 2018.