Promise to fix busy tourist road
A POLITICAL party has promised to seal the gravel section of the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road if it were to form government.
Sitting LNP Nanango MP Deb Frecklington promised a future LNP Government would invest an initial $1.1 million towards the project.
Mrs Frecklington said the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road was the main connector to the popular Bunya Mountains, yet it remained a dangerous, unsealed road.
"I have been fighting to have this road fixed for many years. Following the recent fatality on the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road, I wrote to the Minister for Main Roads seeking urgent consideration of funding to seal the final sections,” Mrs Frecklington said.
"The response I received offered absolutely no assistance, and demonstrated no understanding of the importance of this road, not only to tourism, but to the locals who live with this near misses on this road each and every day.
"My initial commitment of $1.1 million demonstrates the LNP's commitment to fixing the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road.”
Mrs Frecklington said a future LNP Government would also invest $2.5 million to fix the single-lane southern section of Byee Road at Wheatlands in the South Burnett.
She said the community have been calling for the dangerous single-lane road to be widened to two lanes for many years.
"Byee Road is a connecting road between the South, Central and North Burnett areas and it desperately needs to be upgraded,” Mrs Frecklington said.
"Wheatlands School is located on Byee Road and school buses travel this route each day.
"For our community, and for those who use the road to travel north and south, it's a key transport corridor.
"In its current state it is dangerous and needs to be widened to two lanes. If elected, the LNP's investment of $2.5 million will fix the southern section from Wheatlands School to the intersection with the Wondai-Proston Road.”