Robinson calls on State Budget to deliver for Cleveland

Member for Cleveland, Mark Robinson has called on the State Labor Government to deliver on vital infrastructure and services for the Cleveland Electorate in next week’s budget.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt will hand down his first budget for the Palaszczuk government during next week’s parliamentary sittings.

Dr Robinson said there had been very little movement or commitments on many of the State services and projects since the election.

“I would expect the government to fulfil its commitment of funding the Eastern Busway and to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure to Redland City”, he said.

“With over 1200 signatories on the Eastern Busway petition there is obviously overwhelming community support for project and I expect the Government to listen.

“Under the former LNP Government’s Great Results Guarantee, schools within the Cleveland electorate received an extra $1M plus in combined funding. 

“Labor has left our schools in limbo with no commitment to continuing this funding for our children’s futures. They must not cut spending on education as it looks like they will do.

By making available vacant Crown land adjacent to the Redland Hospital, Dr Robinson said the former LNP Government had plans for the expansion of the hospital precinct, including the construction of a much-needed bigger and better carpark.

“I call on the Government to continue the LNP hospital precinct expansion plan to cater for the growing health needs of the Redlands’ community, he said.

Last year Dr Robinson surveyed his electorate on infrastructure concerns and the results revealed that improved and upgraded arterial roads were high on the agenda with most respondents.

“Given the already significant strains on our major arterial roads in and out of the City, it would be expected that there would be a significant investment and upgrade to our key roads”, Dr Robinson said.

“Despite Labor Minister Bailey not knowing that Cleveland-Redland Bay Road even existed, this road and other roads need urgent attention".

“The Infrastructure Survey also showed Straddie locals overwhelmingly favoured the development of Dunwich harbour.

“I call on the government to announce the $10 Million or more needed to redevelop the Dunwich Harbour Ferry terminals and to build a world class facility for residents and tourists.   

The LNP already has a real Economic Plan for Queensland that will focus on five core priority areas - Agriculture, Tourism, Resources, Construction and Manufacturing, and Services and Knowledge Based Industries.

Dr Robinson said these five priority areas would deliver the jobs and the sustainable growth our local economy needs.

“Only the LNP has the experienced team and a real plan for the Queensland economy that will grow jobs in Cleveland.”