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What's promised for Toowoomba on Day 17 of election campaign

THE 2017 Queensland election campaign is over the halfway mark, but the promises and pledges from both sides of politics continue to roll on.

Here is what was promised, discussed and argued for Toowoomba and the Darling Downs during Day 17 of the campaign.

 

The Labor Government has promised solar panels for 94 of the region's schools.
The Labor Government has promised solar panels for 94 of the region's schools. Trevor Veale/ The

SOLAR PANELS FOR SCHOOLS

MORE than 90 schools in the Darling Downs and southwest Queensland will be part of a $97 million promise from Labor to install solar panels on 800 school roofs.

The energy program, to be rolled out over three years, would save the State Government $10.2 million a year in power costs.

Toowoomba North candidate Kerry Shine said said the investment further highlighted the government's investment in education.

 

Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki with Cate MacAvoy
Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki with Cate MacAvoy Contributed

AIR-CON PLEDGE FOR 'SWELTERING' SCHOOL

A SPECIAL needs program at a school Darling Heights that complained of 40-degree heat in summer due to lack of air-conditioning has been promised funding from the LNP.

Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki yesterday pledged $10,000 to fund a new system at Darling Heights State School, after being alerted to the issue in February.

The promise was encouraging for P&C president and mother-of-three Cate MacAvoy, who said the group's previous fundraising efforts had all gone to installing air-conditioning in each block of the school.

 

PLAN TO STOP CRIMS RE-OFFENDING

THE LNP has pledged another $8 million as part of a plan to reduce the rates of re-offending criminals.

Tim Nicholls announced the promised funding yesterday, saying it would emphasise the importance of bail and help former prisoners reintegrate into society.

The funding will come in the form of grants to non-government organisations that support parolees.

 

 

 

Tim Nicholls visits Queens Park on Tuesday, November 14, to announce increased police numbers under a future LNP government.
Tim Nicholls visits Queens Park on Tuesday, November 14, to announce increased police numbers under a future LNP government. Matthew Newton

NICHOLLS DEFENDS CHANGE TO CHASE POLICY

TIM Nicholls said his pledge to review the Queensland Police Service's current no-chase policy is not about politics.

Mr Nicholls' comments in Toowoomba yesterday come two years after a coronial inquest into deaths relating to police chases recommended changing the policy.

When quizzed about why a change was needed, the LNP leader said the policy was not in line with community expectations.

Topics:  qldelection2017 toowoomba


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