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2019 Federal Election Advocacy

Isaac Region Council is calling on Federal Election candidates and parties to give a vote of confidence to the Isaac region.

Council is absolutely committed to advocating for the communities of the Isaac

It is calling on all candidates and parties to commit to delivering on a range of policy and infrastructure priorities in the lead-up to the Federal Election.

Council’s policy and project priorities are summarised below:

Policy priorities

  • Restoration of core local government Financial Assistance Grants to at least 1% of Commonwealth taxation revenue.
  • Intervention in the opening up of the Galilee Basin to provide certainty to thousands of regional Queenslanders.
  • Implementation of recommendations from the Report from the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport into the Operation, Regulation and Funding of Air Route Service Delivery to Rural, Regional and Remote Communities when it is released on 27 June 2019.
  • Implementation of the 21 recommendations from the February 2013 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia Report Cancer of the Bush or Salvation for Our Cities? around Fly-In, Fly-Out and Drive-In, Drive-Out workforce practices in Regional Australia

Isaac Region Road infrastructure Priorties

  • Phillips Creek Bridge replacement Saraji Road - $16.78 million
  • Eaglefield Road bitumen sealing 29 kilometres - $15.27 million
  • Daunia Road pavement and surface upgrade - $16.6 million
  • Laglan Road pavement and surface upgrade - $28 million
  • Golden Mile Road pavement and drainage improvements - $11.05 million

Isaac Region Community Facility Priorities

  • Clermont Civic Centre Revitalisation Project - $2.1 million
  • Moranbah Community Centre Transformation Project - $3.2 million
  • Clermont Showgrounds and Saleyards Revitalisation Project (Stage 2) - $2.95 million

Isaac Region Community Facility Priorities

  • Moranbah Eastern Sporting Precinct Multi-Use Facilities - $800,000
  • Moranbah Western Sporting Precinct masterplanning

Isaac Region Water Infrastructure Priorities

  • Clermont Water Enhancement Action Plan
  • Theresa Creek Dam water storage - $7.5 million
  • Clermont Water Supply Bores Feasibility Study - $300,000

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