Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. Kari Bourne

Newman announces his new six-month goals for Qld

STATEWIDE amnesty for illegal gun owners, 60 new paramedics and improving water quality in the development heavy Gladstone Harbour are among the State Government's new six month goals.

After ticking off everything in its 100 day plan last year, The Newman Government has released its new list of goals to achieve before July.

Some of the stand outs among the 148 priorities include offering amnesty to illegal and unregistered firearm holders in Queensland in an attempt to tighten the reigns on gun control.

Premier Campbell Newman also announced this morning the government would fund and deploy 60 additional paramedics in the next few months.

The new officers and current paramedics will also use 130 new ambulance vans to be delivered in the same time frame.

It comes as the government Attempts to curb ambulance ramping at hospitals across the state.

Construction on new ambulance stations at Emerald and Tara will also start in the next six months.

Mr Newman singled out the commencement of the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership as one of the most important initiatives in his six month plan.

The partnership, flagged last year, will involve stakeholders working together to monitor water quality in the harbour, which has been the root of fish kills in the past.

Mr Newman said the six month plan was aimed at boosting jobs and the state's economy and increasing government accountability.

"Delivering on this plan will further boost business confidence and job opportunities, continue to streamline government procedures and reduce the cost of living for Queensland families," he said.

Absent from the list this time around is any focus on the Bruce Highway upgrade or Toowoomba Range Bypass, which Mr Newman cited as Queensland priorities for the Federal Government ahead of the Federal election.

He denied this absence meant the two major infrastructure projects were on the back burner.

Mr Newman said the government had been involved in planning for the Crossing and welcomed a commitment from the Federal Government to the Bruce Highway late last year.

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