Celebrate Ag Day in Capricornia

Today marks the inaugural National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, a day to celebrate our agricultural industries across Capricornia and acknowledge the significant contribution they make. The Hard working Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, today thanked local farmers for their efforts feeding and clothing Australians and people the world over, and encouraged locals to get involved in Ag Day. “Today is the first nationwide celebration of Australia’s agriculture and related industries, which contribute so much to individuals, the Capricornia region, our nation and the world,” Ms Landry said. “Here in Capricornia, the beef industry is vital to our local economy. “We have the h

572 Days of Dithering and Incompetence on Rookwood Weir

The feisty Member for Capricornia has reacted angrily to news that the State Labor Government has been hiding a positive report on Rookwood Weir. This follows news today that the Palaszczuk Government received as assessment from the Gladstone Area Water Board which demonstrates Rookwood Weir will have major economic benefits to the region. “While people in my electorate have been crying out for the State Government to back them, Labor has been sitting on their hands and ignoring this report” Ms Landry said. “The Labor Government should have imminently released this report to the public”. “This demonstrates there would be significant nett economic benefits to the CQ region from the investme

MP Showcases Capricornia with Pines for Parliament

The hard working Michelle Landry loves the sweet juicy pineapples grown in her hometown of Yeppoon. “Capricornia is such a diverse electorate and while I’m glad for our coal industry and enjoy a local steak, one of the favourite products of my electorate is the sweet Pineapples grown throughout the Capricorn Coast” Ms Landry said. Ms Landry is today visiting Tropical Pineapples in Yeppoon, in the lead up to Pines for Parliament. “After being elected to the House of Representatives in 2013, I wanted to showcase the wonderful produce that my electorate has to offer. So, in partnership with Tropical Pineapples, we delivered 300 pineapples to Parliament House – giving every Member and Senator a

First stage of Rockhampton Riverbank Revitalisation completed

Rockhampton residents now have access to even better leisure facilities following the opening of Denham Street today, marking the completion of Stage 1 of the Riverbank Redevelopment. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said with new landscaping and outdoor furniture installed this week, Denham Street, between East Street and Quay Street, would be an even bigger drawcard for locals. “The Australian Government contributed $7 million under the National Stronger Regions Fund to the riverbank area’s redevelopment and it is great to see this milestone completed in time for the busy Christmas shopping period,” Mr Chester said. “The Australian Government is pleased to h

Seminar for Rockhampton exporters targeting North Asian markets

Today Local businesses heard how to access the benefits of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China, South Korea, Japan and most recently Peru, at the information seminar in Rockhampton today. Hard working Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry hosted the free event, at the Empire Apartment Hotel, Rockhampton. Since the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into force, significant and ongoing tariff reductions have provided advantages for many Australian products and services exported to these markets. “A whole range of industries in the region could benefit fro

Rookwood vital for Rocky businesses

The hard-working Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has criticized the State Government for not releasing a business case on the proposed construction of Rookwood Weir before calling the election. “Rookwood Weir is a vital piece of infrastructure with major flow-on benefits for Central Queensland jobs and families,” Ms Landry said. “The State Labor Government has delayed and delayed completing a business case for Rookwood Weir yet has rushed through approvals for the five-thousand-million-dollar inner city rail project in the heart of Brisbane to benefit the re-election chances of Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. “The people of Central Queensland should have been able to see the business ca

CQ Mobile Reception Boosted with Tower Switch-On

The residents of Mt Chalmers have something to cheer about today, thanks to the tenacious work of their local MP. Hard-working Federal MP for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, today announced that the recently completed mobile tower in Mt Chalmers, funded under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspots Programme, would be switched on. Ms Landry, who has fought for better communications throughout Capricornia since her election in 2013, is pleased with the completion of this tower. “This is great news for Mount Chalmers and the thousand plus vehicles that travel through the area each day” Ms Landry said. “This tower is a commitment under Round 1 of the Government’s Mobile Black Spots Program

Seminar for Rockhampton exporters targeting North Asian markets

Local businesses can hear how to access the benefits of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with North Asia during a seminar in Rockhampton on November 16, Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment Keith Pitt said today. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry will host the free event, beginning at 8.30am at the Empire Apartment Hotel, Rockhampton. Since the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into force, significant and ongoing tariff reductions have provided advantages for many Australian products and services exported to these markets. Mr Pitt said a whole range

Remembrance Day 2017

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP has encouraged the local community to pause on Remembrance Day today and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. "Today is Remembrance Day that marks the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918 and is now a day for Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am in memory of those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts,” Michelle Landry said. “More than 1.5 million Australians have served in defence of our nation and values in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping — sadly, more than 102,000 have died. “On Remembrance Day we stop and think about the lives cu

New Funding Opportunities for Capricornia

Building Better Regions (BBRF) Hard working Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP has urged organisations to apply for Round Two of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open for funding to support further job creation and economic growth in regional and rural Australia. Michelle Landry MP said the region had already benefited from Round One, with $5.06M delivered toward 3 projects across the two streams. “Round One has provided organisations such as Rockhampton Regional Council with $5M in funding to upgrade the pavement at the Rockhampton airport, which will reduce the impact of flooding closures and reduce the clean-up costs, protecting

Funding for upgrades at Rockhampton’s Gumbi Gumbi

Rockhampton’s only 24/7 rehabilitation service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has received $105,482 through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy to upgrade their centre. Gumbi Gumbi is an Indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that provides rehabilitation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples affected by alcohol, drugs and volatile substances. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP today visited Gumbi Gumbi. “Through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, the Coalition Government has provided $3 million over three years to support Gumbi Gumbi to provide culturally-appropriate care to First Aust

Federal MP's Welcome LNP Funding Announcement for Rookwood Weir

CQ-based federal MPs Matt Canavan, Michelle Landry and Ken O’Dowd have welcomed the announcement an LNP State Government will build Rookwood Weir. Senator Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, said Rookwood Weir would be an enormous boost to jobs in Central Queensland. “Rookwood Weir would create 2,100 jobs, double agricultural production in the Fitzroy Basin and drought-proof Central Queensland. “In July last year, the Federal Government committed $130 million – half the construction cost – and it just needs the other half from the Queensland Government to become a reality. “Labor’s done nothing in 15 months. Now, the LNP has promised to build it. That’s fantastic news for

Beefed up works under Beef Roads Program

The first project under the $100 million Beef Roads Program has been approved by the Australian Government to seal 16.9 kilometres of the Clermont to Alpha Road. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the $8.017 million works would significantly improve road safety, travel reliability and access for oversize vehicles while reducing freight and maintenance costs. “We’re investing in an eight-metre seal on the upgraded sections through the Beef Roads Program because we understand that to make the most of our opportunities, we need a modern and reliable road network,” Mr Chester said. “This investment will ensure this key freight route will stand up to Queensland’

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