NEWS FROM THE BUDGET
Stafford and South Pine Rd Intersection
I’ve been fighting for upgrades on this intersection for years, and have written to the Minister for Traffic and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, consistently since 2015.
At the last election, the State Labor government matched my promise of $26 million for the Stafford Rd / South Pine Rd intersection upgrade, and $20 million of that should have been spent by the end of 2019/20.
According to the latest budget papers, only $9.629 million will be spent by the end of 2019/20 – not even half of the promise they committed to. It’s totally unacceptable and is another slap in the face for locals. I have written again to the Minister and am asking for an explanation as to why this election promise has been broken.
I will continue to fight for this upgrade and will keep you up to date with any progress.
Over the last weeks, a number of people have contacted me about the State Labor Government’s newly imposed Waste Levy at Bunya Tip. This is a new tax which the government said would have no effect on everyday Queenslanders – these increased charges have put pay to that statement.
From the 1 July, residents will be charged this levy for all solid materials going to land fill. Some items may be recyclable but you will need to know what these items are and separate them from your other waste so you are not charged. Unfortunately, businesses, industry and commercial operators will be hit hard and will be charged a levy on all waste which of course will be passed on to their customers.
Councils will be collecting this levy on behalf of the State Labor Government. If you would like to know more, please follow this link: www.qld.gov.au/waste-disposal-levy
Marquee for Loan
Community groups, schools or sporting clubs are welcome to borrow my 3×3 Marquee for events. Please contact my office to organise the loan.
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