Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar, is disappointed that primary and secondary schools throughout Gregory have been totally forgotten in the 2018 State Budget, with a grant total of $0 going to our local schools.
Mr Millar said that, while there has been big spending in Brisbane, this budget is a failure for Regional Queensland.
“This is a Budget for Brisbane, not a Budget for Regional Queensland” Mr Millar said.
“The budget provided over $668 million for capital works for Queensland schools, but not one cent is going to any schools in Central and Western Queensland.
“The State Government has spent $195 million on schools in Brisbane, and all Central and Western Queensland get is just over $3 million, for Yeppoon, North Rockhampton and Moranbah State Schools.
“There’s nothing for the Central Highlands, nothing for Western Queensland.
“This is on the back of billions spent on the Cross River Rail, but no new road infrastructure projects in Central and Western Queensland, no additional health services, no extra services.
“And to top it all off, the State Government is slugging Central and Western Queenslanders with 5 new taxes, all of which go to fund projects in Brisbane.
“It’s just another example of how this Government is all for backing Brisbane, but doesn’t care about Regional Queenslanders” Mr Millar said.