Landry says its time to put politics aside on Cat C
CAPRICORNIA MP Michelle Landry wants to see all levels of government working together to get Central Queensland back on its feet after Cyclone Marcia.
Ms Landry said it was disappointing to see the information around Category C and D funding become a political game, following Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's visit to the region on Thursday.
"I think this is totally about the people of CQ. We've got to put politics aside and get on with the job," she said.
"Putting blame on people for Category C not happening yet is not the right thing to do."
Ms Landry said the Queensland Government had only recently provided all the necessary information for the Category C funding application, with "people working overtime" to get it processed.
And she is "very confident" the Category C request will be approved.
Ms Landry said primary producers and small businesses would be the first to see the benefit of any Category C funding.
She said any funding for Category D assistance would be "quite a while away".
"There's quite a process to go through with that," Ms Landry said.
"What I'm doing is really pushing the Stronger Regions funding for the foreshore at Yeppoon and the riverbank redevelopment and conference centre in Rockhampton.
"We've been through a hard time and we've got a hard time ahead of us.
"We've got to build business confidence."