Why transporting cattle to sales and abattoirs will get a whole lot more efficient in CQ

Transporting cattle to sales and to local abattoirs is about to get a whole lot more efficient in Central and North Queensland thanks to nearly $110 million in federal funding road announced today. In Capricornia the figure includes $20 million for a new Type 1 road train route from the Gracemere saleyards to two abattoirs in Rockhampton; and nearly $7 million to progress the sealing of the notorious Clermont-Alpha road in the region’s far west. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry was at announcement near Rockhampton today with Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester and Federal Minister for Northern Australia Matthew Canavan. Ms Landry said the funding comes

Qld Labor promised Rookwood would be built by 2011 – so where is it?

Fast Facts: In 2006, Labor Premier Peter Beattie promised to have Rookwood Weir built by 2011 The same year Anastasia Palaszczuk – now current Labor Premier - was elected to parliament. Essentially, she was elected on a Labor promise to all Queenslanders to have Rookwood Weir built by 2011. So, where’s Rookwood Weir? Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has dismissed Building Queensland’s excuse for delays in completing a state business case required for Rookwood Weir – citing a 2006 election promise by State Labor to have the project finished by 2011. Business Queensland - the group that carries out economic evaluations on behalf of the state government - issued a statement this w

Landry slams state delay on Rookwood Weir in federal parliament

Fast Facts: Qld Labor is under fire for playing delay games on Rookwood Weir The project would create 2,100 new jobs Rookwood could be built within 2 years once the state business case is in hand Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry says the Queensland Labor Government’s delay on Rookwood Weir near Rockhampton is stalling the creation of nearly 2,100 new local jobs. Ms Landry today told federal parliament that while families and small businesses were doing it tough in Rockhampton, the state government was deliberately stalling the water infrastructure project. “The federal government has put money on the table for this project. And while other states move forward with major infrast

CQU staff scoop prestigious Federal Government teaching awards

Several lecturers and a special program on technology run at CQUniversity’s Rockhampton campus have been recognised with prestigious Australian Government teaching awards. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry today congratulated local academics and professional university staff on receiving 'Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning' though the Turnbull-Joyce Government's 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Academic Julie Fleming won an individual citation, while the CQUniversity Educational Technology Team featuring Colin Beer; Damien Clark and Rolley Tickner received a team citation. “It gives me great pleasure to recognise the significant commitment

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