Five things O'Dowd has promised funding for
THE Coalition's Ken O'Dowd has retained the seat of Flynn after an eight-week campaign and 11 days of counting.
During the campaign Mr O'Dowd made several promises for the Gladstone region.
$10m for CQUniversity:
The LNP will fork out $10m of the $16.4m for the CQUniversity Marina Campus upgrade. The proposal sees the Derby St Campus, which holds Tafe courses, shifted to new buildings at the Marina Campus, allowing trades and engineering students to learn alongside each other as well as a teaching restaurant and hair and beauty salons.
$130m for Rockwood Weir
In May the LNP announced $130 million funding for the $260 million Rookwood Weir and give the challenge to the State Government and private enterprises to fund the rest.
A government source said the proposed weir near the town of Rocklea, two and a half hours north west of Gladstone, was "front-and-centre" of the major announcement. In February Mr Turnbull visited the weir that will create about 300 direct construction jobs, provide water security for Gladstone, Rockhampton and central Queensland, and diversify the agriculture industry.
Gladstone Area Water Board would be able to take its allocated 30,000 mega litres from Rookwood which it cannot use at the moment because the water is flowing out to sea.
$20m to widen Philip St
There will be $20m spent on Philip St roadworks that to turn the single-lane 700m section of Philip St converted into two lanes. There will also be traffic lights installed at Reef St in the middle of the 700m section, excavating at the cutting.
$610,000 for sporting clubs
Gladstone region sporting clubs are in luck, with $610,000 promised for upgrades.
$250,000 to bring inland rail to Gladstone