Before the LNP was elected in 2012, locals were telling me that fixing up our local schools, building a new hospital, and tackling the cost of living were top priorities in our community.
The biggest issue facing the Kawana electorate was construction of the new public hospital, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. For years, Labor had used the hospital as a political football, with continual delays and cost blowouts.
Other key infrastructure, such as major road networks and our schools were also neglected over a long period of time.
The former government left local schools in a state of disrepair owing to years of neglect. Because of the state’s $85 billion debt, the previous government couldn’t afford to keep up with basic school maintenance.
That’s why when the Newman LNP Government was elected I took strong action to address the top issues in our community.
One of the first things the Newman LNP Government did was to fast track the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
We also addressed the maintenance backlog left to us. Our schools are now safer places for our kids as well, with over $2.1 million spent to fix up the school maintenance backlog.
We also acted to reduce crime on our streets, with an additional 8 police locally helping to make Kawana a safer place to live, work and raise a family. In conjunction with our tough anti-gang laws, we’ve seen general crime rates down across the state.
My strong, local plan is already seeing real results. Please click here to download the map, and to see a list of achievements already delivered for the Kawana Electorate.
Authorised by Jarrod Bleijie, 4/3 Nicklin Way Minyama QLD 4575