Fund­ing falls short for roads

The Observer - - NEWS -

A SHORT­FALL of fund­ing has left three re­main­ing sec­tions of the Monto Mount Perry Road un­sealed and dan­ger­ous to driv­ers us­ing it, says Mem­ber for Cal­lide Colin Boyce. With re­cent road fa­tal­i­ties oc­cur­ring on the Mt Perry-Monto Road and Mt Perry-Gayn­dah Roads, the se­ri­ous mat­ter was raised in Queens­land Par­lia­ment by Mr Boyce. The Min­is­ter for Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads, Mark Bai­ley stated a con­cept plan has been done re­gard­ing the seal­ing of the fi­nal three sec­tions. “There is cur­rently no fund­ing al­lo­cated to con­struct these up­grades,” Mr Bai­ley said. “How­ever, should fund­ing be­come avail­able in the fu­ture, the project is well po­si­tioned to progress to con­struc­tion. Mr Bai­ley said that com­pet­ing pri­or­i­ties was more of a chal­lenge due to more than $600 mil­lion be­ing cut from trans­port fund­ing dur­ing the term of the pre­vi­ous Lib­eral Na­tional Party Gov­ern­ment.

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