Two years of delivering for Currumbin

27 Mar 2014 4:48 PMJann Stuckey

27 March 2014

Revitalisation of frontline services has seen Currumbin residents experience shorter hospital and dental waiting times, more police on the beat and better performing schools.

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP said the LNP Government’s focus in its first two years had been to deliver better frontline services to Queenslanders and strengthen the state’s economy.

“It was a huge challenge to turn the state around after 20 years of Labor, but after two years of hard work, Queensland is now getting back on track,” Ms Stuckey.

“Queensland’s hospital emergency departments are now the best performing in Australia. Elective surgery waiting lists have been slashed and the public dental waiting list has halved.

“Queensland is now a safer place to live with an additional 700 police officers walking the beat, with 106 of them on the Gold Coast.  The crackdown on criminal gangs has seen crime rates across Queensland, and particularly here on the Gold Coast, significantly decline.

“Our $537 million Great Teachers = Great Results policy, rewards our best and brightest teachers to improve skills and outcomes for Queensland kids.

“We’ve also committed an extra $300 million to fixing the school maintenance backlog left by Labor.”

Ms Stuckey said the LNP Government had a clear plan to supercharge the Queensland economy, boosting the four pillars of resources, tourism, agriculture and construction.

“Queensland is now the leading economy in the nation,” Ms Stuckey

“The Queensland economy is growing at 4.1 per cent, compared to 1.9 per cent growth across the rest of Australia.

“Our jobs growth is also the strongest in the nation, with 20,000 more Queenslanders in work now than at this time last year.”

Some key achievements of the LNP Government in the Currumbin region include:

  • Over $400,000 for local sport and recreation clubs through the Get in the Game initiative
  • More than $1.1 million for Currumbin schools under the Great Results Guarantee targeted at the early years of school
  • Close to $1.7 million for schools to clear their maintenance backlogs
  • $560,000 in infrastructure from the Gold Coast Parklands redevelopment for the Tallebudgera Pony Club
  • Establishing the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to manage Currumbin Creek
  • Over $130,000 in funding for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation
  • Youth Boot Camp for the Gold Coast
  • Secured a permanent Police helicopter on the Gold Coast
  • New $1.76 billion public hospital facility – the Gold Coast University Hospital

 

“While a lot has been achieved over the last two years, there is still work to be done,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Newman Government will continue to deliver the best services of any state government in Australia.”

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