Opposition call to release LNP study into improving marine access to Trinity Inlet
STATE opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk is calling on the LNP to release the findings of a study into improving marine access to Trinity Inlet.
Ms Palaszczuk, who will lead a shadow cabinet meeting at the Manunda TAFE this morning, said the study has been completed and needs to be released.
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She said dredging the inlet had the opposition’s qualified support, but the Government had to come clean on how much the project would cost.
“Anything that would boost tourism here in Cairns would be fantastic but we need to make sure that it is possible and it can be done without hindering the environment,” she said.
“We need to know is it going to cost $40 million, $50 million or is going to cost more money.”
Ms Palaszczuk will visit the Cairns Show tomorrow with Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt before visiting Innisfail, Cardwell, Ingham, Townsville and Bowen as part of a week-long listening tour.
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