Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington outside the current toilet block at Linville (Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)

October 15, 2020

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has released two new campaign promises that would affect the local region should the LNP win the upcoming State Election.

Mrs Frecklington pledged to secure funding for a new amenities block on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Linville.

“As the popularity of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail continues to increase, it is creating extra demand for better amenities along the trail,” she said.

“Linville is a very popular camping and lunch stop along the way but the amenities block is unable to cope with the increasing numbers of tourists.

“The old toilet block needs to be updated to include more toilets, changing areas and warm showers. An LNP Government will fund these infrastructure improvements at Linville so we can keep improving the experience for visitors on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and growing the local economy.”

Mrs Frecklington also pledged to improve safety outside Kilkivan P-10 School.

“The Kilkivan community have raised road safety concerns with me following several near-misses near the school zone,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“Concerns were raised about heavy vehicles ‘overshooting’ the 90 degree bend in the Wide Bay Highway in Kilkivan when travelling west, causing them to approach the school zone at high speeds.

“With the school crossing located not far from the highway, it’s important that drivers are aware they are entering an area where children and families cross the road.

“Flashing school zone lights help drivers realise they are approaching a school zone and greatly improve pedestrian safety around our schools. However, some schools have missed out on these lights – including Kilkivan State School.

“An LNP Government will make funding these lights a priority for Kilkivan State School.”

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