CQ Roads on the improve thanks to Federal Funding

The Federal Coalition Government continues to support the motorists of Central Queensland with vital road funding making a difference across the region. Hard-working Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said she was pleased to see such investment in important infrastructure. “Our roads are the lifeblood of our region; they carry our goods, our food, our livestock, and our families. “With the broad distances travelled by so many Central Queenslanders, it is just so important we ensure maintenance and upgrades are prioritised to maximise the efficiency and safety of our network. “The Federal Government has invested a huge amount across the region lately and while many have been frustrated

Future of Central Queensland freight corridor safeguarded

Heavy vehicle drivers and motorists are set to benefit from the completion this week of a $2.9 million upgrade of a key mining and agricultural freight corridor between Moranbah and Dysart in central Queensland. Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt said the upgrade of the Peak Downs Mine Road and adjoining Saraji Road route would fix pavement issues along eight kilometres of Saraji Road. “New gravel overlay, bitumen seal and cement stabilisation will greatly improve the condition of the pavement, meaning road users will no longer be jolted by potholes and will be able to save money on maintenance costs,” Mr Pitt said. “This project is a prime example of the Australian a

Energy policy must not forgo our coal advantage

Federal Members for Capricornia, Dawson, and Flynn, Michelle Landry, George Christensen, and Ken O’Dowd, have today declared their undying support for the coal industry and the vital role it plays in the nation’s energy security. The group of Central Queenslanders said they were committed to seeing national energy policy focus on affordability and reliability. Ms Landry, whose electorate of Capricornia is home to some of the nation’s oldest and most productive coal mines, said Queensland coal was a key resource for delivering this mission. “Bowen Basin coal mines produce some of the world’s best thermal coal. “This coal is being shipped around the world to deliver efficient, affordable, and

Time running out for CQ families to switch to new child care system

Central Queensland families are urged to make the switch to the Liberal National Government’s new child care and early learning system or risk missing out on the new subsidies. “All Central Queensland families need to make the switch by 2 July, or they could miss out on receiving the new child care subsidy,” Ms Landry said. “Many families in Capricornia will be hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a year better off under our reforms but they need to make the switch to the new system. “I urge local families and child care and early learning providers yet to update their details to visit www.education.gov.au/childcare as soon as they can. “Even if your circumstances are likely to change be

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