LNP’s $15m Durong Rd fix

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE LNP has promised more than $15 mil­lion to up­grade the Mun­dub­bera-Durong Rd, an 11km stretch of road in the South Bur­nett.

The an­nounce­ment was in con­junc­tion with $35 mil­lion promised to fix the Boyne River bridge if elected.

Deputy Op­po­si­tion Leader Deb Freck­ling­ton said it was a vi­tal is­sue for the re­gion.

“That’s what ev­ery­one around this area was telling us, they need the B-dou­bles and the trucks to be able to get over this bridge prop­erly so they can get the pro­duce down to the mar­ket,” Mrs Freck­ling­ton said.

“We’re go­ing to put

$15 mil­lion to fix­ing up the Mun­dub­bera-Durong Rd for 11km of the sin­gle-lane road – that is just in the South Bur­nett, bor­der­ing the North Bur­nett.”

The LNP is in­vest­ing $60 mil­lion into the Beef Roads pro­gram, pro­vid­ing ma­jor up­grades to 10 re­gional roads across the state.

South Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil deputy mayor Kathy Duff was ec­static with the lat­est an­nounce­ment and said it had taken years to get the fo­cus on these roads.

“It’s just a won­der­ful an­nounce­ment – the bridge and for us the 11km Mun­dub­bera-Durong Rd is a ma­jor de­trac­tion for our re­gion.

“When it says ‘Wel­come to the South Bur­nett’ it looks like a goat track and it con­cerns us,” Cr Duff said.

“It’s go­ing to be a huge pos­i­tive for us.”

PHOTO: PHILIPPE COQUERAND

TALKS: Kathy Duff and Deb Freck­ling­ton.

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