The Coalition will invest $30 million in a plan to support your local parks and environment. We will deliver grants to local councils, community groups, environment groups and others to support the revitalisation, maintenance, management and improvement of local parks, including nature reserves, rivers, coastal areas and community facilities.
We will commit a further $43 million for the Flinders Link rail project, building a 650-metre extension of the Tonsley rail line to the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University. Flinders Link creates a new transport interchange at the Flinders Medical Centre and a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. This investment will reduce travel time to the CBD by 30 minutes and improve accessibility to Flinders University and South Australia’s second largest hospital – benefitting over 26,000 people who work or study in the area.
The Coalition will provide $24 million toward the upgrade of the Cairns Marine Precinct. Our commitment will support the enhancement and modernisation of shipyards within the Cairns Marine Precinct, ensuring improved capability and capacity of existing maritime infrastructure.
We will do more to support jobs and growth through greater investment in Queensland’s water infrastructure. The Coalition will invest $20 million to support the development or finalisation of feasibility assessments and business cases for 14 water infrastructure projects across Queensland.
If re-elected, the Coalition will invest a further $60 million in the Mobile Black Spot Programme, building on our recent $160 million investment. This new commitment brings our total funding to tackle mobile black spots to $220 million since the Coalition was elected in 2013.
We will invest $150 million toward the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor. The Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor is an eight kilometres rail freight line that will connect the North Coast Line directly into the Port of Townsville. The project is important to the economic growth of Townsville, local jobs, and the export capabilities of our country.
KEY COMMITMENTS Older Australians should feel safe, cared for, and respected. Older Australians should be comfortable that they can exercise their rights fully and that their choices will be respected, in the same way as the choices of other Australians. Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that older Australians are not always safe, cared for, and…
The Coalition will make our streets and communities safer by establishing a $40 million Safer Communities Fund to boost efforts of local communities to reduce violence and improve safety.
Since coming to government, the Coalition has delivered significant commitments to ensure a safe and secure Australia, including a $2.5 billion boost to our law enforcement and security agencies. We’ve also passed a range of new laws to give our police and security agencies the powers they need to keep the community safe.
The Coalition’s Policy to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Through P-TECH Style Pilot Schools
The Coalition will continue to grow our investment in all schools across Australia from its current record levels to a total of $73.6 billion over the next four years. That is $16 billion this year, up to $20 billion in 2020.