Shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington and Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg will meet with other members of the LNP for the State Council in Kingaroy.
Shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington and Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg will meet with other members of the LNP for the State Council in Kingaroy. Will Hunter

LNP meets in Kingaroy to tackle drought funding

DROUGHT funding is at the top of the LNP's agenda as the party prepares for its State Council in Kingaroy.

Senior members of the LNP, including Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg and shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek, arrived in town today in preparation for the conference this weekend.

Mr Springborg said the party wanted to streamline the process for drought relief funding applications.

"Goverment makes things too complicated because it can," he said.

Member for Nanangon Deb Frecklington said a South Burnett farmer missed out on a water infrastructure grant due to the complexities of the application process.

"There's so much money sitting there they haven't been able to get out," Mrs Frecklington said.

Mr Springborg said the party also continued to campaign for upgrades at the Kingaroy General Hospital.

He said the former Newman Government was working towards a pathway to fund the hospital prior to the 2015 State Election, which included the possibility of public asset sales.

"It is a grand old hospital and has served the community well, but it's not up to scratch," Mr Springborg said.

"That's something people raise with me every time I come here."

Mr Springborg said the State Government needed an economic plan to deliver the upgrades.

More than 200 LNP members will meet in Kingaroy on Saturday and Sunday.

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