20 Jul Ken’s Flynn in Focus – Trucks, Roads and Bridges
Thank you to Colin Boyce MP – Member for Callide for organising a truck tour of Callide with Shadow Minister for Main Roads and Transport, Mr Steve Minnikin MP.
Colin and Steve jumped on board his semi-trailer truck and we got boots on the ground checking out the state of the roads.
I do not understand how the State Government can allocate $45 Million for a 2.5 km Bike path in inner-Brisbane when our regional roads are vital connections between our industry and markets. When was the last time you’ve seen grains or beef transported on a Bike path?
We travelled from Biloela to Monto, Kalpowar, Gin Gin, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Durong, Chinchilla, Miles, Wandoan, Taroom, Theodore, Banana and back to Biloela.
A great opportunity for the Shadow Minister to have a first-hand experience of travelling in a big truck and to highlight the state of the failing road infrastructure in the State electorate of Callide which overlaps much of my Federal electorate of Flynn.
We met with the North Burnett Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council and Banana Shire Council as well as many concerned people along the way.
Well done Colin for organising the tour of the roads and thank you to the concerned Councillors and members of the public who came out to meet us and share their concerns.