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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman
    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Co-operation gets results for Margate

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Monday, February 03, 2014

    Co-operation gets results for Margate

    Work starts today at a popular bike and pedestrian path along the Margate shorefront, to rebuild it to a better standard after it was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Oswald last year.

    Premier Campbell Newman, who inspected the site during a run in Margate this morning, was joined by Redcliffe candidate Kerri-Anne Dooley, Community Recovery Minister David Crisafulli, Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland and LNP Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth.

    Mr Newman said it was part of the State Government’s push to build stronger infrastructure.

    “This $2.4 million project is a great example of this Government’s drive to improve infrastructure, instead of just building to the standard that didn’t survive the weather last time,” Mr Newman said.

    “Council forwarded this as a project of significant community value and we listened.

    “It showcases the sort of work that can be accomplished when all levels of government work closely together to get the best result for local people.”

    Council will contribute $167,612 to the restoration, which will include the construction of a new stepped concrete seawall designed to withstand a 1 in 100 year storm.

    The seawall will protect essential assets and services nearby, including stormwater drainage, pathway lighting, public car parks, a shelter structure, public toilets and underground utilities.

    Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the Margate Parade project was being carried out under the $80 million “betterment” program, a Newman Government initiative jointly funded with the Federal Government, to give councils the chance to rebuild more resilient public infrastructure.

    “The Redcliffe area is loved for its relaxed seaside lifestyle, and tourists want to enjoy it too,” he said.

    “The improvements this project will deliver will be good for local restaurants, cafes, accommodation providers, retail outlets and the recreational pursuits of both locals and tourists.

    “It’s a great result of co-operation between all levels of government for the Redcliffe electorate.”

    [ENDS] 3 February 2014

    Media contact: Premier’s Office 3719 7000

    Minister Crisafulli – Monica Rostron 0409 126 332