A $20 Mil Black Spot Boost

Mobile Phone Blackspots will be the target of a $20 million LNP blitz post the state election if the party wins office.

That’s the commitment given by LNP deputy leader Deb Frecklington as she visited the Warrego and Southern Downs electorates.

The $20 million would be sourced from the LNP Royalties for Regions plan as part of the LNP’s New Deal for Regional Queensland.

“Poor mobile reception is one of the prices paid by Regional Queenslanders because for three years the Palaszczuk Government has done nothing to fix it. Royalties for Regions is about ensuring that regional Queensland receives its fair share of funding and services that families expect.”

LNP Member for Warrego Ann Leahy says the time for Labor had neglect of the regions to end.

“It was revealed in July that Labor only spent a quarter of the allocated budget for their Mobile Black Spots Program in the last year. People in Brisbane would be marching in the streets if they had to suffer through what regional Queenslanders deal with on a daily basis.”

LNP candidate for Southern Downs, James Lister, says too many agricultural businesses, particularly to the west of Goondiwindi, suffer from poor connectivity.

“This is part of our plan to better support local families and Build a Better Queensland. It’s not just the difficulty that poor connectivity represents in doing business, it can also make it difficult to attract