Good roads a need, not a privilege
THE outcome of this Monto/Gayndah-Mt Perry Road petition was somewhat predictable.
No disrespect to the people who make these decisions of course, they get correspondence like this all the time, and it must be hard to balance concerns about infrastructure and the needs of the few versus the many.
I’m glad to see our elected representatives pushing ahead on this issue, since roads have become something of a personal vendetta of mine since I started reporting in Monto nine months ago.
I think it’s because I drive a dinky Toyota Corolla out here in Utesville, Queensland so I’ve come to know the fun of trundling up a dirt track wondering which bit is going to fall off.
But you know, I can deal with losing the odd “idler pully” (it was on my last service bill, can someone tell me if that’s important?) but the same can’t be said of the health services that make that trek up to Mount Perry to access Bundaberg.
Yes, we might not have the population numbers to “deserve” an upgraded road. But we need it all the same.