Only the LNP will give farmers a future

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The LNP understands that land without water is worthless.

That’s why the LNP is backing major dam projects in regional Queensland, including the bold and ambitious New Bradfield Scheme.

The New Bradfield Scheme will help drought-proof Queensland by delivering tens of thousands of new jobs, precious water for farmers, a new food-bowl in the outback bigger than Tasmania and enough hydro-electric power for 800,000 homes.

The LNP’s plan for dams also include the Nullinga Dam near Cairns, Rookwood Weir near Rockhampton, raising the Burdekin Falls Dam wall in North Queensland, Emu Swamp Dam near Stanthorpe and the Urannah Dam near Mackay.

Queensland desperately needs more dams and the LNP will build them.

But we also understand that growers must be able to afford to pump water that is drawn from dams.

Recent announcements by the Palaszczuk Labor Government have proven that it has no plan for water or fighting the drought.

Drought reform, as well as decisions on electricity and water tariffs, have all been pushed out until after the October 2020 election to avoid pain at the ballot box.

Farmers still have no guarantee or certainty of what another four years of Labor will mean.

Farmers have no guarantee that Labor will not just re-impose its $50 million of drought cuts and slashing freight subsidies to transport fodder and feed after the election.

Farmers who are already paying too much for their water are staring down the barrel of further price increases next year in line with the QCA recommendations to move towards full cost-reflective pricing.

The delay in finding a solution to the impending electricity hikes facing irrigators, in line with the abolition of transition tariffs, has worsened the long-term uncertainty and frustration for farmers.

Labor has failed to deliver a drought policy and affordable water and electricity.

These failures will destroy future investment and regional jobs, particularly in the agricultural supply chain.

The LNP are listening to farmers and understand that they need long-term solutions to secure their future – not political stunts to get Labor through the next election.

Only the LNP has a plan to build more dams and make water more affordable.

Only the LNP will get regional Queensland working again.

Deb Frecklington, LNP Leader

 
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