LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed Mareeba Shire Council’s move to safeguard the site of the proposed Nullinga Dam.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has ruled out supporting the Tablelands project, which would boost local agriculture, create jobs and provide water security for Cairns.
Ms Frecklington said the LNP was committed to progressing Nullinga Dam as part of its statewide program of new water infrastructure projects.
“Labor is totally opposed to Nullinga Dam, but the LNP is right behind this important project,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The council and the LNP both understand that water means jobs and economic security.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk has no plan for the Far North.
“The contrast with the LNP couldn’t be greater.
“If elected on October 31, an LNP Government will push ahead with the Nullinga Dam.
“Only the LNP has a plan to stimulate the economy, create a decade of secure jobs and drag Queensland out of recession.”
Labor ditched the Nullinga Dam project last year after initiating a flawed business case which failed to consider the total long-term economic benefits the dam would bring to Far North Queensland.
An LNP Government will establish a new government owned-corporation, the Queensland Dam Company, to develop new water infrastructure projects – including Nullinga Dam.
“Labor hasn’t built a dam in the regions for 15 years and they never will,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The Nullinga Dam will deliver jobs, water security and a stronger economy for the Far North.
“Only an LNP Government will get Queensland working again.”