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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Innisfail’s new $3 million wharf opens to local fanfare

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Innisfail’s new $3 million wharf opens to local fanfare

    Innisfail has celebrated the opening of its brand new $2.95 million Commercial Wharf, officiated by Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt.

    “Work on Innisfail’s original wharf started back in 1940 so an upgrade of this local icon was well overdue which is why we allocated $1.26 million to this project,” Mr Pitt said.

    “The new design includes a suspended concrete deck with access stairs and we’ve provided the space for future expansion when it’s needed.

    “We are committed to meeting the current and future needs of local commercial operators including commercial trawlers and also the recreation and charter vessels heading out into the Coral Sea.

    “The demolition and replacement of the old wharf has supported six local jobs and we are supporting jobs into the future by providing the infrastructure needed to unlock much-needed economic development opportunities.

    “I want to congratulate Rod Timms, Sam Pagano, Ian Lewis and Fred James and the many others who have helped to ensure that Innisfail will get a new wharf.”

    Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the State Government’s $1.26 million contribution to this $2.95 million project was a significant boost for the region, meaning more local jobs and opportunity for the Cassowary Coast.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to building our regions and advancing Queensland,” Dr Lynham said.

    “Critical regional infrastructure delivers jobs as well as flow-on economic development.

    “After years of suffering the LNP syphoning away from Queensland’s regions to prop-up projects in Brisbane, Labor is getting on with the job of delivering the infrastructure that Queenslanders living in regional areas expect and deserve.

    “That’s why we have brought forward the second round of our $200 Building our Regions regional infrastructure program by six months - to accelerate jobs and economic growth in regional Queensland.”

     

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