Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Roma State School could see a $1.5m investment

ROMA State College could see $1.5 million investment into agriculture and animal husbandry, granted Labor win the upcoming state election on October 31.

Minister for Agriculture Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner was in Roma this morning announcing a proposed $4 million investment into schools and education in southwest Queensland.

“We’re out here in Roma today to announce more than $4 million, in terms of this region, investment into schools and education,” Minister Furner said.

“At Roma State College there will be $1.5 million invested into student’s animal husbandry and down in St George, $3 million investment into agriculture and animal husbandry.

“This is as a result of a re-elected Labor Palaszczuk government, of a package of $45 million overall.”

He said this announcement comes from the $1 billion education announcement made by premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last week.

“So we’re investing in those key industries that will see us out of the COVID-19 recovery in the business case coming out of COVID-19,” he said.

“We’re investing in areas like agriculture, which will be one of the main pillars for our drive recovery out of the economy.”

From this investment, Mr Furner said 150 construction jobs would be created right across the state and 26 schools would receive this money.

“When you look at that major investment and that announcement and recommitment for a re-elected labor government,” he said.

“Conversely, when the LNP were in government, they axed 500 educational jobs, closed eight schools so conversely our proposal is complete opposite to the LNP in terms of how they manage the economy and how they manage jobs and the future for our children.

“Our demonstration of how we treat is demonstrated in the last five years when in office.

“It clearly demonstrates our commitment to education and jobs for the future.”


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