Flood- proof­ing needs pri­or­ity

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

I HOPE that vot­ers will re­mem­ber which politi­cians made the state­ment that the Bruce High­way can­not be flood-proofed 100 per cent.

That means they will not se­ri­ously con­sider flood-proof­ing the Bruce High­way.

The Bruce High­way is high­way num­ber one in Aus­tralia. I would like for those bright sparks who boldly pro­claim the Bruce High­way can­not be flood-proofed to point out which spe­cific ar­eas can­not be flood-proofed. Such places do not ex­ist.

Con­sider the tech­nolo­gies avail­able in the 21st cen­tury. Such state­ments come from fools or liars, take your choice.

What we need right now is a fourlane di­vided high­way bridge that is four me­tres above the ex­ist­ing high­way with a rail­way on the bridge be­tween Toobanna and Burg­amoo. That dis­tance is about 3km. We do not have such a bridge be­cause the peo­ple of Ing­ham vote the wrong way as the cur­rent gov­ern­ment sees things.

With the loom­ing prob­a­bil­ity that no one will pay to re­pair the Lucinda Pier, such a new bridge will be very much needed if sugar is grown in the area.

If pop­u­la­tion growth con­tin­ues we will need a four lane di­vided high­way all the way be­tween Ing­ham and Townsville. HAR­RI­SON DUN­CAN,

Nelly Bay.

DISGRACE: Flood-proof­ing the Bruce High­way would be an enor­mous task

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