Council outlines federal budget priorities
Gladstone Regional Council has outlined its regional advocacy priorities ahead of the Federal Government’s budget reveal on Tuesday.
The regional advocacy priorities are as follows:
– Gladstone Heavy Vehicle Transport Corridor
– Gladstone Coal Exporters Sports Complex/Harvey Road Sports Precinct Redevelopment
– Boyne Tannum Aquatic Centre (BTARC)
Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail (BBRIT)
– Jump Start City Heart
– Age Friendly Community – options for senior’s lifestyle rather than infrastructure
– Distribution Priority Area (DPA) for General Practitioners
– Federal Assistance Grants – align with LGAQ advocacy in this region
– Drought Communities Program Extension – support economic and community recovery from drought by continuing to provide funding to drought-declared councils, up to and including two years following the lifting of a drought declaration.
Atop the Gladstone Regional Council’s new additions wishlist is as follows:
– Hydrogen & Renewables – policy initiatives supporting regions to develop as green energy hubs
– Transition Economy – policy initiatives to support impacted transitioning regions
– Manufacturing & Skills Development – policy initiatives to support advanced manufacturing in region for manufacturing of renewable components, green chemicals, and general manufacturing. Funding for skills development in modern technology areas.