Government reveals plan for priority infrastructure

The Queensland Government has announced a way forward to the challenging issue of infrastructure charges that will encourage development, while providing new funding avenues for local government. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the government drafted a fair value schedule of infrastructure charges after months of engagement with…

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New pedestrian refuge at Yaroomba

Pedestrians will find it easier to cross David Low Way at Yaroomba with plans for a new pedestrian refuge. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the new refuge would improve safety and convenience for pedestrians crossing David Low Way. “There is still some final consultation to be finished over the design but the location is…

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$2 billion in savings to reduce power prices

Queenslanders will experience cheaper electricity prices in the future after the Queensland Government announced common sense changes that will save electricity distributors $2 billion dollars. Energy Minister Mark McArdle said the changes provided greater flexibility on future electricity infrastructure decisions, placing downward pressure on future electricity prices. “These changes strike the right balance between protecting…

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New Resident Information Service Launched

Residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks now have access to a new service to help them understand their rights. In a Queensland first, the Park and Village Information Link program will provide free legal advice on rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.…

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Green light for doctors’ contracts a boost for QLD

Senior doctors at public hospitals across Queensland have been given the green light to sign individual contracts aimed at boosting flexibility and simplicity in a sustainable patient-focused State healthcare system. Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, State Cabinet and doctors’ representatives have signed off on the new performance-based contracts, ending eight months of negotiation over the new…

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No time for speeding on Sunshine Coast roads

 Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is reminding all Sunshine Coast motorists to slow down and don’t get distracted over the Easter holiday season. Ms Simpson said that the State Government was launching a series of new road safety television advertisements across Queensland. “Speed and inattention kill. It’s a very sobering message but we want people…

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Beef industry action plan released for comment

Industry has been asked to provide feedback on the State government’s draft Beef Industry Action Plan which underpins the goal to double production by 2040 and delivers on the election promise to grow Agriculture as one of the four pillars of the economy. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh said the draft plan for…

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