Powell Media Release – Strong LNP team delivering for Caboolture Hospital (23 January 2015)

A re-elected Newman LNP Government will deliver additional car parking at the Caboolture Hospital, Treasurer Tim Nicholls announced today.

Mr Nicholls said local LNP Members had been fighting hard for better car parking facilities at the hospital, with Member for Pumicestone Lisa France constantly raising it as a major issue in her electorate.

“Local MPs Lisa France, Andrew Powell, Darren Grimwade and Reg Gulley have all raised this as a concern for their local communities,” he said.

“We’ve listened to their concerns and we’re pledging to provide an additional 100 car parks at the site if re-elected.

“The only way we can make this happen is if we have a strong local LNP team fighting to deliver for the Caboolture region as part of a strong LNP government.”

Member for Pumicestone Lisa France said she was proud of the improvements made at Caboolture Hospital in the last three years.

“Because of our strong financial management, we’ve been able to invest in 122 extra clinical health staff and better services at the hospital,” she said.

“I’ve been getting positive feedback about the improvement in services provided at the hospital, but the lack of appropriate car parking remains an ongoing concern.

“There is existing space available on the hospital grounds to help with this problem, and today’s commitment will mean an extra 100 sealed car parks for residents to use.0

“It will mean that patients can spend less time looking for a car park and more time being treated by the wonderful staff at Caboolture Hospital”

Member for Morayfield Darren Grimwade said this was important news for the thousands of locals from his electorate who used Caboolture Hospital.

“This will make it easier to visit the hospital, so families can spend more time together and less time on the road,” Mr Grimwade said.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said he was delighted to be part of a strong government delivering what the Caboolture region needed.

“It shows what can happen when you have strong local members all pulling in the same direction for the benefit of their communities,” Mr Powell said.

[ENDS] 23 January 2015

Media contact: Andrew Powell’s office – 5435 2013