Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk announces former MP Kerry Shine will stand as the Australian Labor Party's candidate for Toowoomba North at the next state election, Monday, November 04, 2013. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk announces former MP Kerry Shine will stand as the Australian Labor Party's candidate for Toowoomba North at the next state election, Monday, November 04, 2013. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle Kevin Farmer

Labor might take year to release infrastructure plans

VOTERS might have to wait up to a year after the election to learn which big ticket infrastructure projects Labor will support if it wins government.

The news comes just days after major engineering companies warned thousands of infrastructure jobs are going south.

The Queensland's Major Contractors Association last week said it faced a 53 per cent drop in projects and a possible overall loss of 8000 jobs by 2016-17.

As the final week of the campaign began on Monday, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk stuck to Labor's pre-election promise that an independent body would prepare a cost benefit analysis of any project over $100 million and release the analysis before any construction began.

"I have said very clearly that, within out first twelve months of office, that we will go through and put in place an infrastructure plan," Ms Palaszczuk said.

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