Students now Safer thanks to Blackspots Programme

A troublesome intersection in North Rockhampton is now safer thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Blackspots Programme. Capricornia MP, Michelle Landry, said the project, valued at over $218,000, was vital to keep young pedestrians safe. “Being so close to North Rockhampton State High School makes this intersection something of a major thoroughfare on schooldays for students as they arrive in the morning and leave school in the afternoon. “With no crossing options nearby, many students take risks to get home across busy Berserker Street, this has obvious hazards for local motorists and pedestrians alike. “There have been a number of incidents and near misses over the years and i

Labor Fights Against CQ on Future Drought Fund

Federal member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has welcomed the passing of the Coalition’s Future Drought Fund through the House of Representatives as it fights to help farmers long-term. The Future Drought Fund will deliver $100 million a year to be spent on drought preparedness, resilience, and climate adaptation for farmers and graziers in places like Clermont, Middlemount, and Moranbah, but Labor fought to stop the fund. Ms Landry said she was pleased to the Coalition was fighting for hard-working Central Queensland farmers and graziers. “The Future Drought Fund is about making sure the next drought doesn’t hit farmers and graziers as hard as the one we’re going through now. “Investing

LOCAL BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING CENTRE UPGRADE

Rockhampton businesses and contractors will grow exponentially when the Shoalwater Bay Training Centre receives its upgrade. Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Federal Government has committed $1 billion dollars to the project, with work already commencing on a master plan. “The design team is currently looking at shaping land into an enhanced defence estate and the new requirements of the training facility. “Once the design is right, everything will flow from there,” Ms Landry said. Senator for Queensland Matthew Canavan said local businesses will benefit from the upgrade, with 80% of works being allocated to local content. “In mid-march there will be an educational roadshow t

Landry Nets $330,000 to Upgrade Local Facilities

Capricorn Coast Netball Association is being supported to construct two sealed concrete netball courts and upgrade facilities at the Barmaryee Multisport Precinct, thanks to a $330,000 grant from the federal Liberal National Government. The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, announced the grant funding at the Sports Precinct in Yeppoon today. The funding is part of the Liberal National Government’s additional $30 million Move it AUS Community Sport Infrastructure Grant programme. “The Liberal National Government understands that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports, which is why we have foc

KEPPEL BAY SPORT AND CONVENTION HUB ON THE CARDS FOR YEPPOON

Yeppoon will undergo a major transformation and ignite its tourism industry when the proposed Keppel Bay Sailing Club Convention and Sporting Hub is built on Yeppoon’s foreshore. Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the vision for the proposed hub includes a 1000+ seat convention centre, accommodation, retail stores and a central point for the sporting community to meet and conduct major events. “The hub will attract businesses, tourists and locals alike to Yeppoon, which will help boost Yeppoon’s tourism industry and economy. “Yeppoon has come a long way over the past couple of years, particularly with the uplift of the town centre and construction of Keppel Kraken and Yeppoon Lagoon

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