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Powell Media Release – MP sponsors another petition calling for urgent safety upgrades to D’Aguilar Highway (5 October 2011)

On the back of increasing community frustration, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP has sponsored another petition calling the Government to action over the much needed safety upgrades to the D’Aguilar Highway.

“Locals have communicated to me time and time again their desperation and frustration that this Government continues to ignore their pleas to improve safety standards along this road.

 “Honestly, I feel like a broken record! The Government knows this road is a hazard yet they refuse to hand over the money that is needed to make necessary upgrades and ultimately save lives.

“I recently doorknocked houses in the southern part of the electorate and held mobile offices in Woodford, Wamuran, North Caboolture and Elimbah and the issue that concerned most people was safety on the D’Aguilar Highway.

“Based on community feedback, the petition calls for the highway to be widened, a provision for slip lanes, more overtaking opportunities, traffic calming options and parking bays for trucks accessing businesses in Wamuran and Woodford.

The E-Petition can be accessed by visiting www.parliament.qld.gov.au, click on Legislative Assembly, Petitions, Current E-Petitions or by clicking on the following link – http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=1773. Paper copies of the petition can also be requested by phoning Mr Powell’s office on 5435 2013.

“Let’s see if this time the Government will listen to our calls and take action, ” Mr Powell concluded.

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