Biggen­den-Gooroolba Rd lacks funds for fix

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WITH a $1.8 mil­lion com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ing the pave­ment re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion on the Bur­nett Hwy in Tues­day’s bud­get, the plight of the Gooroolba-Biggen­den Rd con­tin­ues.

A De­part­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads spokesper­son said the cur­rent Queens­land Trans­port and Roads In­vest­ment Pro­gram (QTRIP) did not in­clude plans to up­grade the road.

“We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the con­di­tion of the road and seek fund­ing for im­prove­ments where nec­es­sary,” the spokesper­son said.

“Any fu­ture fund­ing would be con­sid­ered against other com­pet­ing pri­or­i­ties.”

School bus op­er­a­tor Gra­ham Hen­ningsen has the ca­pac­ity to carry 25 chil­dren from the Did­cot area into the Biggen­den State School along the Gooroolba-Biggen­den Rd.

“The road is dis­gust­ing,” he said.

“I think the rea­son the road hasn’t been up­graded is due to lack of traf­fic.

“That’s be­cause lo­cals are us­ing other roads to drive into Biggen­den.

“When the bus is empty I use Sec­combes Rd as it’s a smoother ride.”

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