Coalition Delivers $2 million for Caboolture Hospital Carpark
The Liberal National Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to contribute $2 million towards the major upgrade to car parking facilities at Caboolture Hospital.
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath was in Caboolture today to officially deliver the good news to the community.
“Parking has been a major headache at the Caboolture Hospital for years, so I am thrilled that the Federal Coalition Government was able to support the project,” Senator McGrath said.
“The decisive commitment made by the Liberal National Coalition to help fund extra car parks at the hospital site, effectively forced the state Labor Government to meet us half way,” Senator McGrath said.
“As a result, the Caboolture Hospital will soon have 300 additional car parking, which is a great outcome for the community.”
Senator McGrath said the Caboolture Hospital car park project would also address some known access issues at the site.
“Flooding in 2015 created serious problems at the hospital site. Part of the improvement works will include an all-weather (flood proof) emergency access pathway, and ancillary works including road works, perimeter fencing and barriers,”
State LNP Member for Glass House Andrew Powell, LNP Candidate for Pumicestone Simone Wilson and LNP Candidate for Morayfield Jason Snow were also on-site for today’s announcement.
“The community depends on the Caboolture Hospital. The provision of adequate car parking at the site really should have been a funded by the state government,” Mr Powell said.
“Unfortunately, local member Rick Williams and the Palaszczuk Government had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the table to help fund this important work,” he said.
“I am pleased that the Coalition Government was able to recognise the importance of the Caboolture Hospital and ensure it had the necessary funding to expand parking facilities and keep up with growth in the local area.”
The construction of 300 additional car parking spaces at Caboolture Hospital is expected to be complete by the end of the year.