LNP member Jon Krause says Scenic Rim ripped off in state budget

ONGOING BATTLE: UPGRADE: Early last year Jon Krause MP and then Beaudesert Police acting officer-in-charge Geoff Douglas discussed the need for a station upgrade.

ONGOING BATTLE: UPGRADE: Early last year Jon Krause MP and then Beaudesert Police acting officer-in-charge Geoff Douglas discussed the need for a station upgrade.

The Palaszczuk government says it has delivered on its commitment to build a new police facility for the Beaudesert community, with police minister Mark Ryan yesterday announcing funding for the new replacement facility and construction scheduled to commence by mid next year.

Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause said the government had reneged on its promise last year to build the new police station and had spent years looking at designs instead of getting on with the job.

"Once again, our local police and community get a slap in the face from the government, with the replacement of the Beaudesert Police Station," he said.

"It has been for three years now - but no funding this year to actually build the station. It won't be built this coming year."

Mr Ryan said the government was committed to delivering a world-class facility to support local police officers who keep the community safe.

"The Queensland Police Service is committed to delivering front line policing services to every region of the state," he said.

"Beaudesert police deliver a quality service to their community and we are backing those police with the infrastructure and the resources they need.

"The station services a divisional population of over 13,800 people including the communities of Rathdowney, Boonah and Kalbar."



But Mr Krause said after five years in power, all Labor had delivered was higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure.

"Labor is borrowing more and building less... actually cutting infrastructure spending," he said.

The LNP member accused the government of also taking its MPs and voters along the Mt Lindesay Highway corridor completely for granted.

"There's precious little in the way of new projects in the budget for the Mount Lindesay Highway, despite the massive growth around the highway corridor," said Mr Krause.

"Beaudesert Nerang Road just out of Beaudesert near Tabragalba - a shocking stretch of road getting worse by the day - has been left out altogether.

"South of Beaudesert, there is nothing in the budget to fix the awful stretch through Laravale and beyond."