Securing commitments for North Queensland in the upcoming Federal Budget and Queensland State Election remains our firm focus as we continue our 'Unlock the North Road Trip Series'. This time we hit the road south to shine the spotlight on the Burdekin Shire and the projects in this region that can play a key role in the economic recovery of the North and the nation.
The Burdekin has the capability to play a meaningful role in the economic recovery and prosperity of North Queensland and the state. Maximising the potential of the agriculturally rich Burdekin region and supporting industry development is critical and will require targeted government investment and policy support.
Encouraging further industry development in the regions, which can be facilitated through investment into the Ayr Industrial Land for example, will immediately attract private investors and generate jobs now and into the future. There is no more important time than now to unlock the wealth and opportunity sitting in the regions to ensure we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic as strongly as possible.
Key projects in the Burdekin seeking government support include:
- Ayr Industrial Land (17 construction jobs, 3 ongoing, 57 indirect)
- Macro-Algal Bioremediation Facility (20 construction jobs, 3 permanent, 48 indirect)
- Wongaloo Conservation Park