LNP pledge almost $200k for Meteors Sports Club update
DEPUTY Opposition leader Julie Bishop joined incumbent Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd to announce a full funding commitment of almost $200,000 for new changing rooms at the Meteors Sports Club in Gladstone.
She also had a dig at Labor for promoting projects that cost millions of dollars but are contingent on funding from other areas.
The Coalition commitment of $195,380 will help upgrade the sport club's 23-year-old change rooms.
Meteors Sports Club president Richard Hyne was ecstatic with the funding, which would help grow the club and get more people involved.
"We were using the restrooms associated with the function area that just have one shower, so this will make a world of difference," he said.
Ms Bishop said the project was about promoting a healthy lifestyle but it was also value for taxpayers' money.
"Labor has blown the budget and we have to do the best we can with what's left," she said.
She said the announcements Labor was making in Flynn were all on "borrowed money" that the taxpayer would have to pay back, including Labor's Philip Street announcement that had already been knocked back for a $5million grant by Regional Development Australia and the Royalties for Regions program, "and yet here Anthony Albanese comes up with this figure of $9million".
"We know it's never going to happen," she said.
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Candidates for Flynn
- Ken O'Dowd, Liberal National Party
- Chris Trevor, Australian Labor Party
- Steve Ensby, Palmer United Party
- Duncan Scott, Independent
- Richard Love, Katter's Australian Party
- Serena Thompson, Australian Greens
- Renae Moldre, Family First Party
- Kinglsey Dickins, Rise Up Australia Party
- Craig Tomsett, Independent