CM – CQ Mayor: Federal budget will not derail the beef corridor


Mayors of the Queensland Beef Corridor say the federal government’s budget, due to be passed Tuesday, won’t derail their drive for « critical ». Funding the beef supply chain.

« Funding for the inland freight route is promising, but it needs to be connected to the local freight network, which is used by companies that contribute $ 1.7 billion annually » Kerry Hayes, Central Highlands Mayor said.

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« We don’t expect to affect this budget anytime soon after launch, but we know the focus on regional investments and key industries will continue must and must support the beef production. « 

The seven mayors of the road network of the Beef Corridor Group started their campaign at Beef Week, saying their local government areas contained a quarter of the country’s beef herd.

« Our region is one of the largest herds in the world, and we have a compelling case for funding that is worth its worth the economy of the country matches.  » Barcaldine Regional Council Mayor Sean Dillon said.

« There is a tougher world economic landscape out there and we need to be inexpensive and agile. »

Mayors said their communities had better roads than the overwhelming priority identified for the agribusiness.

« We are committed to continuing to advocate for state and state governments to realize these ambitions, » Banana Shire Council Mayor Nev Ferrier said.

« The Sealing and upgrading the Queensland Beef Corridor links is the best place to start to ensure our beef industry continues to lead our agricultural superiority in terms of quality and competitiveness. « 


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