Regional Budget Statements
This series of 11 Regional Budget Statements outlines the Government's ongoing investment in the regions and its delivery on key service and infrastructure commitments for 2012-13.
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Grow a four pillar economy
- $20 million to implement a Tourism Investment Strategy, focussing on destination marketing and inward tourism attraction.
- $10 million over two years to safeguard marine resources.
- $7.6 million over four years for agriculture and horticulture research and development to increase the productivity of Queensland's key export sectors.
- $3 million for regional Queensland events.
- $11 million for land, weed and pest management, sustainable agriculture and water quality initiatives.
- $6 million over four years to employ an additional 15 biosecurity officers.
- $2 million to attract new aviation businesses and routes into Queensland, including six new flights each week from China.
- Increase the First Home Owner Grant on new homes from $7,000 to $15,000, supporting housing construction.
- Increase the payroll tax exemption threshold from $1 million to $1.6 million, over six years, to help 20,000 businesses and support thousands of jobs in Queensland.
Revitalise frontline services
- State funding for specialist disability services will increase by 3 per cent from $931 million in 2011-12 to almost $959 million in 2012-13.
- $15 million to assist elderly parent carers of people with a disability.
- $44 million to provide better access to emergency and specialist care.
- $51.6 million to improve and upgrade health facilities in regional and remote areas.
- $34.7 million to provide 300 new police as part of an additional 1,100 frontline police over the next four years.
- $53.6 million over four years to roll out the equivalent of a full-time teacher aide to an additional 150 Prep classes each year in areas of greatest need.
- $28.9 million over four years to enhance maternal and child health services to provide additional access to home visits and community clinics in the first 12 months following birth.
- $750,000 over three years to the Women's Legal Service to support vulnerable Queensland women.
Deliver better infrastructure and better planning
- $2 billion for recovery and reconstruction projects, in partnership with the Australian Government.
- $1 billion over 10 years to upgrade the Bruce Highway, focussing on improving safety and flood immunity, subject to a cost sharing agreement with the Australian Government.
- $1.3 billion to construct, expand and redevelop hospitals across Queensland.
- $200 million over two years to address State School maintenance priorities.
- $60 million ($495 million over four years) to help local governments and communities manage the impacts of rapid growth in the resources sector.
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