Queensland budget a 'fizzer' for Cleveland, says Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson

Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson

Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson

LNP MP Mark Robinson says Queensland Labor's budget is a fizzer for Cleveland and a dereliction of duty for the Redlands.

"The budget fails the people of the Cleveland district in that it does little to address the health, transport and road infrastructure and service the needs of the mainland and particularly North Stradbroke Island," Mr Robinson said.

"No big ticket infrastructure items in the $40-plus billion infrastructure budget amounts to a dereliction of duty towards Redlands Coast people."

Mr Robinson said Labor's economic transition on North Stradbroke Island was stalling and no new money was announced in the budget.

"Only the resilience of local businesses and the federal LNP government is saving the island economy now," he said.

Mr Robinson said the Redland Hospital lost out and more should have been done to upgrade the facility.

"The $7 million Labor says they are spending is not a project, is not an upgrade, has no new beds in a new ward and is mainly maintenance funding," he said.

Mr Robinson said there was no investment in state roads in the Oodgeroo electorate which included the Cleveland and Thornlands section of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and the Shore Street West and Wellington Street intersection.

Redlands MP Kim Richards said the budget included $37 million to duplicate Cleveland-Redland Bay Road between Magnolia Parade and Benfer Road, Victoria Point.

This was in addition to $5 million that had previously been committed to upgrade the Anita Street and Cleveland-Redland Bay Road junction.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said a further $5 million was allocated in the four-year roads program to improve access to the Gateway Motorway at Belmont.

Mr Robinson said his repeated appeal for the on-ramp works had been successful.

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