Townsville will be the epicentre of a local jobs bonanza brought on by the LNP’s commitment to the New Bradfield Scheme.
During a visit to Townsville today, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the economic benefits for the region will be enormous.
“The New Bradfield Scheme is an incredible opportunity for Queensland,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Thousands of jobs will be created by construction of the enlarged Hells Gates Dam, its hydro-electric plant and tunnels through the range.
“The larger Hells Gate Dam would provide water for North Queensland producers.
“Townsville plays a crucial role in the LNP’s plans to drought-proof this state.
“A new government-owned corporation The Queensland Dam Company will be created in Townsville to support the project’s implementation and it will bring new public service roles to the city.
“The New Bradfield Scheme will help water flow through Queensland’s outback and the jobs will come with it.
“This will be North Queensland’s version of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
“Queenslanders are crying out for leadership but they’re not getting it from Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“Labor is anti-regions, anti-dams, and anti-jobs.
“Only the LNP has a plan to get Queensland working.
“A vote for the LNP is a vote for jobs, infrastructure and water security.
“I want to get things done, we can’t waste another four years.”
For more information on the LNP’s New Bradfield Scheme visit https://www.deb2020.com.au/newbradfield/