LNP backs jobs with major Warrego Highway upgrade

  An LNP Government will make the Warrego Highway safer and create hundreds of new construction jobs with a $75m upgrade of the road between Toowoomba and Ipswich. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the upgrade was part of her party’s SEQ Congestion Program – a $1billion stimulus program of new

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LNP will boost Crime Stoppers with $1.5m

A future LNP government will make Queensland communities safer by providing Crime Stoppers with an extra $1.5m in funding. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the money would be used to expand the charity’s network of volunteers and support its crime-prevention campaigns targeting ICE dealers and child abuse. The LNP’s commitment

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LNP Pledge To Boost Water Supply

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington and LNP Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald have pledged to investigate immediate and certain water security options for Lockyer Valley and Somerset irrigators if the LNP wins the next state election. Ms Frecklington said the LNP’s plan would include making water available for irrigation from Wivenhoe

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LNP’s plan to overhaul child safety system

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has vowed to overhaul the child safety system and protect vulnerable kids from drug-abusive parents if her party wins the next state election. A stand-alone agency called the Child Protection Force will be established by an LNP Government that will include a 24-hour rapid-response team and

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Lockyer and Somerset Snubbed In Road Upgrade Program

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald was hesitantly confident last week when the Queensland Labor State Government announced its latest $400 million road stimulus package. Unfortunately, this confidence was quickly replaced with disbelief as Lockyer and Somerset roads and residents were snubbed in the announcement. ‘I could not believe what I

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Local Member Welcomes More Police for Helidon

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald has welcomed the announcement of two additional Police Officers for the Helidon Police Station. These Officers will double the station’s complement and provide a much-needed boost to safety in the community. ‘It is great news to see additional Officers at Helidon Station,’ said Mr McDonald.

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Somerset Groups Share In Most Recent Community Grants

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald has passed on his congratulations to the electorate’s latest successful applicants to Round 102 of the Community Benefit Gambling Fund. ‘In round 102, clubs and organisations in Lockyer were successful in receiving a combined total of over $411,000.’ said Mr McDonald. ‘This money will give

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Clarity for Trucks on the Toowoomba Bypass

The long-awaited opening of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing on the 8th of September, has resulted in a few changes for transport operators in the Lockyer Valley. While for some operators the opening of the bypass is an excellent opportunity to save money and shorten trips, transport operators in Withcott

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Giving Seniors a Helping Hand

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald says many Somerset Seniors may not be receiving many of the Government rebates they’re eligible for. “Queensland’s Seniors have spent their whole lives contributing to our great state so it’s only fair that they get something back. Unfortunately, most Seniors I speak to aren’t aware

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