OUR PLAN SECURES THE RECOVERY FOR HOUSEHOLDS, BUSINESSES, AND INDUSTRY IN THE HINTERLAND
BUDGET 2021 SECURES THE COVID-19 RECOVERY AND DELIVERS ON WHAT MATTERS TO YOU:
RECORD HEALTH & AGED CARE FUNDING
MORE SUPPORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Morrison Government’s plan to secure the region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 induced recession will rebuild our economy and create more jobs to ensure we come back stronger.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said the Budget delivered for those in the Hinterland and Scenic Rim’s east.
“From Tamborine Mountain to Canungra, Beechmont and beyond – this Budget delivers further tax cuts for households and businesses, record funding for health, aged care and new investment in enhancing the local environment.
“Our plan is about providing tax relief to households and small businesses, extending our business incentives so they can invest to create jobs and of course ensuring our health and aged care systems have the support they need,” Mr Buchholz said.
“To secure Australia’s recovery the Budget provides an additional tax cut to around 67,000 people in the region, $1,080 for individuals or up to $2,160 for couples.
“That’s more money in our local economy, supporting jobs and small business,” Mr Buchholz said.
To support further job creation the Morrison Government will extend temporary full expensing and the loss carry-back measure announced in last year’s Budget for another year.
The Government has also committed $17.7 billion in practical and targeted new funding to significantly improve the aged care system, including another 80,000 new home care packages.
Mr Buchholz said the budget delivered record investment in Aged care and it would support he 22,736 seniors across the region.
“This record investment will mean more home care places, additional residential aged care places, increase care and support enforce and regulation of care standards.
“We want our older Australians to have the care they need and deserve and be supported in their latter years,” Mr Buchholz said.
The Budget also saw a $486.3 million boost for environmental funding for oceans, biodiversity, recycling and waste, and climate resilience.
Mr Buchholz said the Morrison Government had a commitment to practical on-ground environmental outcomes and long-term national reform.
“Here in the Scenic Rim and Hinterland, we know how important the local environment is to our way of life, our community and economy.
“The Budget takes new spending on the environment to more than $2 billion since 2019 and strengthens our ongoing transformation of recycling and waste, climate adaptation planning, and helps protect our native species,” Mr Buchholz said.
Mr Buchholz said that was more money for roads and community infrastructure in the Scenic Rim.
“The Liberals and Nationals are building the infrastructure our community needs, with a record 10-year $110 billion infrastructure pipeline.
“That’s a further $203.4 million for local road and community infrastructure projects, and $261 million for road safety projects in Queensland.
“On the Gold Coast there is $11,838,029 in new LRCI funding and in the Scenic Rim $2,178,106, to build better roads and infrastructure for our local community,” Mr Buchholz said.