Newman Government delivers on 100 day plan

3 Jul 2012 4:46 PMJann Stuckey

3rd July 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, said the Newman Government has ticked off on all election commitments outlined in the LNP 100 Day Action Plan.

“The Newman Government was elected with a clear mandate to get Queensland back on track and we have fulfilled our pledge to get things done,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Today marks 100 days in Government which is a major milestone for the Newman Government and for the families of Queensland.

“The list of actions and reforms included within our 100 day plan shows we are serious about changing things for the better.

“In particular, cost of living was identified as the number one issue of concern among residents in Currumbin in the 2010 whole-of-electorate survey.

“The passage of the Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 as one of our Government’s first Acts through Parliament has provided real measures to lower the cost of living.

“As a result, families will save $7000 on the purchase of a home, real estate red tape will be cut, the standard domestic electricity tariff (tariff 11) will be frozen along with family car registration and relief will be provided for regular go card commuters.

“Currumbin residents are benefiting directly from our commitments that have been fulfilled within 100 days, including:
• a commitment to extend funding for the Gold Coast Police Helicopter for 20 hours flying time per week for 2 years
• welcoming nine new police officers on the Gold Coast, with Coolangatta recruiting two new officers and a police recruitment drive to start on 1st July
• identifying the first 150 schools to be funded for more hours of prep teacher aides, including Coolangatta State School
• a funding boost for local events including $25,000 for  the Swell Sculpture Festival, $50 000 for Bleach Surfing the Fringe Festival and $10,000 for the Queensland Ocean Swim Series, Coolangatta.

“In addition, we established and hosted the inaugural DestinationQ Forum as part of our commitment to return Queensland to the number one tourism destination.

“We will continue to work to strengthen our four-pillar economy, reduce unemployment and ease cost of living for Queenslanders.

“We have no plans to slow down. Queenslanders expect us to deliver and are holding us to account.