Di­vert­ing funds no so­lu­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

JOHN An­der­sen sug­gests Main Roads should have di­rected the $ 120m it re­ceived to up­grade one of the most dan­ger­ous sec­tions of the Bruce High­way, the Card­well Range, to flood mit­i­ga­tion works to the north and south of Ing­ham ( Bully, March 12)

Like John and thou­sands of other North Queens­lan­ders I too share the frus­tra­tion that 40 years of ne­glect for the Bruce High­way by Can­berra has wreaked on our com-mu­nity, how­ever im­ply­ing that $ 120m would fix flood prob­lems is wrong.

It would cost more than $ 500m to de­liver flood im­mu­nity from Ing­ham to the Card­well Range. A fur­ther $ 200m is needed at Cat­tle and Frances Creeks, thus we would be short $ 600m.

This shows the mag­ni­tude of the prob­lem as we fight for our fair share.

CRAIG WAL­LACE MP, Min­is­ter for Main Roads.

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