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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    State welcomes Federal infrastructure funding

    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Jeff Seeney

    Monday, July 09, 2012

    State welcomes Federal infrastructure funding

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney has welcomed nearly $3.2 million in Federal Government funding for projects to support development in Central and North Queensland.

    Mr Seeney said the Federal Government had committed $1.66 million for the North Queensland Resources Supply Chain – Operationalising the 50 Year Infrastructure Plan and $1.5 million for the Central Queensland Resources Supply Chain – Central Queensland Planning and Infrastructure Framework.

    “The State Government put forward these planning initiatives as part of Queensland’s Regional Infrastructure Fund to support development and investment in resource regions and ensure communities benefit from the development of the resource industry,” Mr Seeney said.

    “The State’s resource supply chains depend on major infrastructure to move resources to national and international markets and these projects will help make it happen,” he said.

    “We welcome the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport’s support of these projects and look forward to working with his department to ensure we deliver for the regions.”

    Mr Seeney said funding for the North Queensland Resources Supply Chain wouldl go towards developing comprehensive models to help prioritise projects and investment in North Queensland.

    “The government will use the Central Queensland Resources Supply Chain funding to develop plans to manage regional growth in Central Queensland including the Galilee and Bowen Basins,” he said.

    “The funding will also provide certainty to the coal and agricultural industries, as well as local communities, in terms of the Queensland Government’s priority infrastructure projects and outcomes.

    “This funding will ensure we deliver for the resource regions and we will work with local communities, business, industry and other levels of government to plan for future growth.”

    [ENDS] 9 July 2012

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