COALITION FAILS TO DELIVER REGIONAL FUNDING

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Stephen Jones MP, said the Coalition has failed to deliver on promised regional funding, leaving communities in Central Queensland in the doldrums.

The Coalition talk a big talk on regional development but have failed to deliver.

  • 9 months on from the 2017 Federal Budget and still no guidelines for the $272m Regional Growth Fund.

  • 9 months on from the 2017 Federal Budget and still communities across Central Queensland are waiting for projects to be announced under the $30m Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

  • More than 12 months and still not a shred of information on the Coalition’s Regional City Deals.

On every occasion, Coalition Ministers and MPs have promised big but delivered little.

It is simply not good enough. People in the regions are fed up.

It’s clear that Prime Minister Turnbull and his Coalition MPs are taking regional Australia for granted.