Jobs at top of federal budget wish list for Fraser Coast

THE HMAS Tobruk for the Wide Bay, infrastructure spending and investment in jobs are examples of the things the Fraser Coast would like to see in this evening's Federal Budget.

Fraser Coast resident Andrew Mitrega said he would like more investment in regional Queensland to help reduce unemployment.

Where would you like to see money spent in the federal budget?

This poll ended on 03 May 2016.

Current Results

Jobs and employment on the Fraser Coast

60%

The Bruce highway and other major roads

3%

Aged care

0%

Negative gearing

0%

Small businesses

14%

Other

3%

Infrastructure

17%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"Hervey Bay has some good local ideas but insufficient funds to promote those ideas, so investment in industrial estates, industrial-sized parks; anything that will get industry to want to make their business base here in Hervey Bay," he said.

Retiree Paul Leggat said the region needed more infrastructure such as roads and schools.

"The thing that I would like to see is for interest rates to go up so that we self-funded retirees can afford to support ourselves."

Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said the government was likely to announce another major boost in infrastructure development.

"I would expect to see allocations for local road projects including $30 million to reconstruct the Tinana interchange on the Bruce Highway, $1.14 million to replace the Gutchy Creek bridge at Gundiah, and funding to councils under the Roads to Recovery and Financial Assistance Grants," he said.

"Local organisations will also receive funding under the Stronger Communities Program and National Stronger Regions Fund, including $900,000 for Stage Two of the Duncan Chapman Memorial in Queens Park, and $325,000 to extend the Brolga Theatre."

Read tomorrow's Chronicle to find out how the numbers affect you.



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