LNP Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the LNP’s $120 million package to build more boat ramps, artificial reefs, fishing pontoons and deepen channels over the next four years.
“This is part of the LNP’s commitment to fix two decades of neglect of marine infrastructure under this tired, 20-year Labor government,” Mr Bleijie said.
The Marine Infrastructure Fund will spend $120 million over four years to improve access to Queensland’s marine environment.
Fifty million dollars will go to small marine infrastructure such as boat ramps and fishing pontoons for our recreational fishers and boaters.
“The rest will be invested into key access improvements at Trinity Inlet in Cairns and the Gold Coast Broadwater as the LNP understands the importance of getting the basics right.
“The LNP understands fishing is one of the most popular pastimes in Queensland and is committed to giving fishers and boaties a better deal.
“We will work with fishing and boating groups and responsible environmental advocates to achieve common sense and value-for-money outcomes.”
Mr Bleijie said fishing and marine recreation had suffered under Premier Anna Bligh, Fisheries Minister Craig Wallace and Labor which was more focussed on green spin than on practical action to provide infrastructure to protect the marine environment while allowing Queenslanders to enjoy fishing and boating in coastal waters.
“Only a CanDo LNP Government will consult widely, plan properly and deliver the right infrastructure to allow Queenslander to enjoy our coastal waterways.
“It’s time for a change. A strong and united LNP Government will get Queensland back on track.”