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Labor’s infrastructure review delivers the final nail in the coffin for Emu Swamp Dam project

The Labor Government has given the Emu Swamp Dam project the last rights after $5 million worth of supporting infrastructure for the project was scrapped as part of Labor’s so-called ‘short and sharp’ 90-day Infrastructure Review.

After 200 days of the review, Labor has taken the axe to 50 infrastructure projects and thrown another 252 projects into uncertainty, many of which are in regional areas.

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the scars of the last drought were still fresh for many growers across Southern Queensland and this decision meant those producers were still without water security.

“This decision is the biggest signal to producers across the Southern Downs and the Granite Belt that they are out of luck when it comes to water security,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This critical water infrastructure project is effectively dead because this government has signalled that it will not invest in it long-term by ripping out the $5 million for the roads required to build the dam.

“Unfortunately, this decision not only means that these growers won’t have water security, but it also means we will all pay more at the checkout because this region is one of our country’s biggest food bowls.”

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator Bridget McKenzie said the outcome of Labor’s chaotic and cynical review will have devastating effects on communities, contractors, and construction workers across Australia.

“The future of 252 projects on major highways and freight routes remains uncertain today as the Albanese Government has duck-shoved responsibility to the states to make decisions on which road upgrades and safety improvements will be axed,” Senator McKenzie said.Authorised by David Littleproud, Warwick, Queensland.

“By bundling projects on major highway corridors, the Albanese Government have attempted to wipe their hands of blame for which


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