14 June 2018
Member for Glass House Andrew Powell, has expressed hope for the future of a deadly Beerwah intersection with this week’s budget finally putting forward $1.6 million to upgrade the intersection of Kilcoy-Beerwah Road and Old Gympie Road in Beerwah.
“After years of lobbying and petitioning of this Labor Government, and a last-minute election promise, locals may finally see action at this dangerous intersection” said Mr Powell.
“It looks like the project may take a couple years, with the remainder of the $4 million promise coming next financial year, but I am just grateful that locals who use that road, especially the students, parents and teachers of Beerwah State School, might finally be able to experience safer journeys”.
“It’s disappointing that we had to lobby the Government so relentlessly to get them to fulfil their own election promise and I commit to keeping the pressure on the Government until this intersection is made safer” said Mr Powell.
Mr Powell also stated that the electorate of Glass House has many roads and intersections that need funding but the pleas of locals are falling on the deaf ears of Premier Palaszczuk and Treasurer Trad.
“We know exactly where the budget money is going, as Treasurer Jackie Trad has announced a whopping $733 million towards Cross River Rail. Clearly Ms Trad needs to be reminded that she is the Treasurer for the entire State of Queensland, not just inner-city Brisbane” asserted Mr Powell.
[ENDS] 14 June 2018