Seath Holswich: Labor jobs bonanza bypasses Pine Rivers

Labor’s budget has failed Pine Rivers, Independent Candidate for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said today.


“For a budget that was big on the promise of a jobs bonanza, it delivers very little for Pine Rivers.”


“No new local road projects are listed in the budget, no funding for The Mill / Petrie University Precinct development, no school hall for Lawnton – the list of disappointments is long.”


“Labor are continuing their neglect of Pine Rivers, and it’s simply not good enough.”


“I am particularly astounded at the lack of funding towards The Mill project.”


“This project promises to deliver up to 6,000 jobs for our region, yet there is not a cent of State Government money going towards it.”


Of the items on Mr Holswich’s Pine Rivers wishlist, not one appears to have received funding in the 2017-18 State Budget:

Commence planning for the duplication of Linkfield Road

Provide State Government funding towards The Mill Petrie development

Overhaul the Petrie roundabout (Gympie Rd, Dayboro Rd, Anzac Ave)

New hall for Lawnton State School

Additional parking at Strathpine Railway Station

Flashing School Zone signs for the 7 schools/school zones still without them in Pine Rivers (unknown outcome – were not listed in budget papers)

Commence planning for an accessibility upgrade for Bray Park Railway Station

Purchase overflow parking land at Lawnton Railway Station

Reduce payroll tax for small businesses

Connect Dayboro to the South East Queensland Water Grid

Additional police numbers for Petrie and Albany Creek Stations


“Whilst some are calling this a pork-barelling budget, Pine Rivers’ barrel is empty.”

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