Labor will, LNP won't
DEPUTY Prime Minister Wayne Swan made an 11th hour call to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to commit the full $150 million needed for the Calliope Crossroads Project.
Mr Swan has made the call through The Observer while visiting Gladstone yesterday afternoon.
The Labor Party committed a further $95 million to the project last week, on top of the $55 million already allocated. The LNP has only committed to the $55 million.
“It is apparent that the LNP is not funding the remaining money for the Calliope Crossroads. Which means it ain't happening,” Mr Swan said.
Member for Flynn Chris Trevor also called on the Liberal National Party to fully fund the Calliope Crossroads Project with the project costing well in excess of the LNP's $55 million commitment.
“This is one of the most dangerous intersections in Central Queensland and the number one infrastructure project for the Gladstone region,” he said.
“Our local community deserves a government that will complete the project and Federal Labor will do just that by committing $150 million to fully upgrade the intersection to a standard that local residents deserve.” The Observer made attempts to get a statement from Mr Abbott before going to print, but did not receive a response.