22 August 2017
Labor Candidate for Noosa - Get our $63 million back
State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has noted the announcement that Mark Denham will be the Labor party’s candidate for the seat of Noosa at the next State election for the second time.
“As the voice of Labor for Noosa electors I call upon Mr Denham to demand the Labor Premier returns the $63 million for road infrastructure that they stole from the Sunshine Coast region in June’s budget to prop up the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad’s $15 billion bridge over the Brisbane River.
“If Labor were interested at all in this region then Beckmans Road, which the Labor Government has plans for but has not allocated a single cent towards, would be in the process of an urgent upgrade and not grid locked as it is today.
“If Labor were interested at all in this region, then the Noosa TAFE buildings would be brimming with new life and purpose and delivering what they never did and that is education and job creation.
“If Labor were interested at all in this region, the Noosa Hospital would also have its future secured. The fact is that only the LNP has a policy to guarantee the future of the Noosa Hospital and guarantee the delivery of public patient services for a further 30 years.
“The LNP policy also states that an additional $5 million dollars will be allocated and indexed each year for the provision of hospital services for Noosa residents. Importantly our promise also provides an opportunity for the hospital to expand, creating new full time and casual jobs for locals, which is why I have fought so hard for it and why it is now set in stone.
“I have been working hard with my LNP colleagues and the leadership team to develop a suite of local policies to take to the next election and I will be presenting the people of Noosa with a clear plan for what I will do for our community as part of an LNP Government.
“The Labor Party’s track record on delivering for the communities of the Sunshine Coast is appalling and cannot be denied. Next year Labor will have been in power for the past two decades, (with the exception of two years and nine months) and we still don’t have the basics”, Mr Elmes said