Good roads a need, not a priv­i­lege

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

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