Big Wins for CQ in the 2018 State Budget

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Big Wins for CQ in the 2018 State Budget

Central Queensland is set to benefit from the 2018 State Budget.

With an emphasis on infrastructure and job growth the State Government has delivered on many of their election promises for the region.

Member for Rockhampton Barry O'rourke says locals will be pleased to see what's on the cards, “its $66 Million to get Rookwood Weir on the go. We’re going to get it started this coming financial year, which is wonderful you know and that will bring jobs… lots of jobs to our region.”

Alongside the State Budget, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga, has launched a new ice and drug rehab centre.

The ice detox and rehab centre is being fast tracked under the record heath spend in the region from the State Budget.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga says she's proud to announce the centre,
“I’m incredibly pleased that we are delivering on our commitment for the $14.3 million ice detox and other alcohol and other drugs detox rehabilitation centre.”

While the announcements keep flowing in for Central Queensland wins, we celebrate cultural pursuits.

Last week's promise of funding to the Rockhampton Art Gallery has been reflected in the State Budget handed down yesterday.

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow says she's excited to see $8 million committed, “we’ve got a fair degree of confidence now that will raise the full amount of money we know that there’s strong support, both political colours at federal level as well. So council is keen to deliver a fitting repository for Rex Pilbeam’s amazing art collection and to get it working for us.”

There's also been a focus on elder abuse in the Budget release.

The State Government expanding seniors legal and support services in Gladstone and Rockhampton.

CQ Budget Highlights:

  • $8 million to Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • 50% of Rookwood Weir funding
  • Boost for Yeppoon State High School
  • Rockhampton and Gladstone are two of five areas across the State to receive funding for elder abuse services.
  • Boat ramps are getting overhauled in Yeppoon and Gladstone
  • It’s been a record health budget
  • RACQ is concerned increased cost of rego and taxes are footing the bill for all the roads announcements
  • And $107 million for Capricorn Correctional centre – 348 additional cells.