Mayoral Statement – 2nd February 2016
With the Queensland Cabinet meeting in Gladstone over the past few days we have seen the attention of Queensland focussed on Gladstone. Congratulations must be extended to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her cabinet for the way in which they provided so freely of their time to meet and discuss issues with our Gladstone Region residents.
- $42 million for the Emergency Department at the Gladstone Hospital;
- $60 million for the Calliope Secondary School;
- $3.7 million for work in the Domestic Violence area by Gladstone’s Women’s Health Centre; and
- $3.3 million in Betterment Funding for council roads following Cyclone Marcia.
For many years, I have bemoaned the fact that the Gladstone Region has not received its share of State and Federal Government funding. Today I can say that our local Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher has helped deliver $109 million of funding to our Gladstone Region and I thank him and the Palaszczuk Government.