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Powell Media Release – #Powell4GlassHouse – Fighting For upgrades to Jubilee Drive, Palmwoods (8 May 2015)

During the past few months, Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has been asking the community to contact him with what they would like to see improved or delivered in their patch of Glass House.

Mr Powell has been compiling a list of what he will ‘Fight For’ in Glass House and his first announcement comes on the back of the heavy rainfall that inundated areas of the Coast on Friday 1 May.

“So many areas of Glass House were hit hard as a result of this heavy rain, particularly in the southern areas like Caboolture and Elimbah and the stories that I am hearing are just devastating.

“Closer to my own home in Palmwoods, we were subject to yet another flooding of the Jubilee Drive/Chevallum Road/Woombye-Montville Road intersection – located at each side of the Palmwoods rail bridge underpass. As always happens, community members had to go into damage control to collect kids from school or patiently wait to get home from work,” he said.

“The Jubilee Drive intersection at the bottom of Main Street is a dangerous one at the best of times, but add to that an enormous amount of rainfall and the situation becomes even worse.

“The LNP Government promised, if re-elected, that we would deliver the North Coast Rail Duplication which would have seen these re-occurring issues addressed with the full upgrade of the intersection. But now the township of Palmwoods are in limbo with no commitment form the Palaszczuk Government on the rail duplication and I think the community is owed some answers.

“Thanks to feedback from the Palmwoods community, the upgrade of this intersection is on my ‘Fighting For Glass House’ list and will form part of my #Powell4Glasshouse campaign, along with many other local issues.

“I have written to the Minister for Main Roads asking that his Government either give us a date for the North Coast Rail Duplication or give this intersection the priority it deserves and schedule it for much needed upgrades separate to the rail duplication project.

“I will continue to fight for it on behalf of the Glass House community to deliver this desperately needed project, however long it takes,” Mr Powell concluded.

[ENDS] 8 May 2015

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