Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed his reindorsement by the Liberal National Party (LNP) which will allow him to continue to represent and advocate for Kawana residents.
“I am proud to call Kawana home and I am proud to be a member of a strong team that is delivering for our region,” Mr Bleijie said.
“It is important that Kawana residents continue to be represented by a true local who understands the electorate’s issues by living, working, shopping and raising his family there.
“In just two-and-a-half years in my role as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, I have introduced 50 Bills in Parliament which were all designed to make our communities safer, grow the economy and create jobs.
“The Government’s strong reforms tackling organised crime, drugs, sex offenders, youth crime and graffiti vandals have contributed to dramatic reductions in crime in our community and across the state. Our red tape-reduction reforms for the hospitality, construction and real estate industry are also saving local businesses and residents time and money “In Kawana, I have listened to my constituents and delivered.
“After years of delays by the former Labor Government, one of this Government’s first orders of business following the 2012 election was to fast track construction of the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital. Construction is now well underway and the hospital, when complete, will revolutionise healthcare on the Coast.
I have also delivered more than $38 million worth of funding for local projects including:
• 27 police officers on the Sunshine Coast
• 2 new ambulance vehicles for the Kawana Ambulance Station and $500,000 for a new ambulance station at Currimundi.
• $7.3 million to resurface Kawana Way and upgrade safety measures at the Nicklin Way and Thunderbird Drive intersection.
• $4.85 million for more school resources and to clear the school maintenance backlog.
• $99,000 to improve irrigation at Kawana Soccer Club fields.
“Recently the Premier announced as part of our Strong Choices campaign $440 million to build the north-south transport corridor connecting the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital with Caloundra, Kawana, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore.
“The LNP Government has made great progress in turning Queensland around from the mess Labor left but there is more to be done,” Mr Bleijie said.
In contrast to Labor, we have a strong plan to continue getting our great state back on track and ensure a brighter future for all Queenslanders.”