November 9, 2017
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says claims by Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and Labor candidate for Nanango Ben Rankin that works on the Boyne River Bridge are underway are “clueless”.
Mrs Frecklington said there was no money in Labor’s budget to build a new Boyne River Bridge.
“This is typical of a Labor Government. They really have no idea when it comes to regional infrastructure and regional road networks,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“There has been no announcement of funding by Labor for the Boyne River Bridge, or funding to widen the single-lane section of the Mundubbera-Durong Road.
“In fact, there is not a single cent in the Queensland Transport Wide Bay/Burnett State Network Investment Program (QTRIP) over the next three years for the entire North Burnett Region.
“That to me says there (wouldn’t) be a new Boyne River Bridge under a Labor Government for a very long time.
“I have viewed correspondence direct from TMR which states there is no funding for the Mundubbera-Durong Road – absolutely none.
“It is obvious this important network is a not a priority for a Palaszczuk Government.
“Under a future LNP Government, we’ll make it a priority to get both the Boyne River Bridge and the 11km single-lane stretch of the Mundubbera-Durong Road fixed.”