The Queensland opposition has made a couple of major promises for the Gold Coast, if the LNP wins the October state election.
We could be in for a new school and a new hospital, as part of the LNP’s plan to ‘Get Queensland Working Again’ in a post coronavirus world.
A master plan for a state of the art hospital and health precinct has been announced for the northern Gold Coast, to support the fast growing population.
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“Developing a master plan is the first important step for a new state-of-the art hospital on the northern Gold Coast,” LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said.
“This significant investment is about planning for growth and delivering world-class healthcare services for a growing community.
“The new hospital and health precinct will ease pressure on both the Gold Coast University Hospital and Logan Hospital, slashing surgery wait times and providing better healthcare for the community,” she added.
The $4 million process will see a potential location planned, with some state government land in Coomera already earmarked.
Once the plan is made ‘shovel ready’, it could provide a variety of local jobs if it gets off the ground. The master plan would be delivered in the LNP’s first budget to be handed down within 100 days of forming government (if elected).
“This long-term health vision will create local jobs during construction and secure, long term jobs when the health precinct is up and running,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The hospital will also boost the Gold Coast economy by partnering with local businesses to provide all the goods and services a busy hospital needs.
“Whether you’re a nurse or a landscaper or plumber, the LNP’s plan for a new hospital on the northern Gold Coast is a fantastic opportunity,” she said.
Also unveiled today, is the opposition’s plan for a new school on the Gold Coast as well, to be situated between the Gaven and Mudgeeraba localities.
“High schools at Nerang and Pacific Pines are both facing surging enrolment numbers,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The LNP’s plan for a third school in this corridor will ease pressure on teachers and staff at existing schools, delivering better education outcomes for kids.”
At the moment, there isn’t a specific timeline for this planning, but the LNP has assured it’s a high priority in their goal to fast-track construction projects.