Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton, is calling for clarity on whether the Inland Rail project will go ahead with other infrastructure projects facing Labors axe.
With Labor’s “short, sharp” 90-day Infrastructure Review now 100 days overview, and the Inland Rail Schott Report providing no clarity on the next steps, Groom has been left in the dark on the future of many critical infrastructure projects and safety upgrades.
“The 90-day Infrastructure review is now 100 days overdue, and the Inland Rail report provided a new destination without a business case”.
“Infrastructure delivery has ground to a halt and the Toowoomba region is going to be hit hard,” Mr Hamilton said.
Australia has a 10-year infrastructure pipeline to smooth out projects and provide predictability for business to invest in people, in training and in equipment.
However, Labor suddenly putting the brakes on projects creates uncertainty and damages confidence in the sector.
“Labor promised a review of infrastructure spending, but all they’ve done is redirect spending into their own inner city seats.”
“In Groom, we have major projects and safety upgrades on the Warrego, Gore, and New England highways now in the never-never.”
“And worse, we stand to lose Inland Rail because of Labor’s indecision and the do nothing response to the Schott report.”