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400 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND AT THE TOWNSVILLE

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MARK MAR­SHALL, 57 KIR­WAN

“I would love to see the con­tract re­newed for the Townsville 400 af­ter next year. It’s a re­ally great event for Townsville tourism and it’s be­come an iconic event for the re­gion. I’ve been com­ing to this event since the first one was held in 2009, I love the crowds, the at­mos­phere and the rac­ing is top notch. It would be a shame for it to be held any­where else but Townsville, the city is made for it.”

RAY HUX­LEY, 63 AYR

“The Haughton River bridge, in be­tween Ayr and Townsville, should have been re­placed years ago. It’s dan­ger­ous to drive on and it’s amaz­ing no­body has flown off the sides yet. There’s no rails, it’s out of date and it’s not safe for mo­torists. I have been driv­ing along there for 40 years and noth­ing has been done about it. It’s an ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen.”

LYN­DON CAMM, 47 KIR­WAN

“It would be nice to have more en­try points into the Townsville 400 event. There needs to be an en­trance gate for the public on Wool­cock St, oth­er­wise peo­ple have to walk about 2- 3km to ac­tu­ally get in­side. Over­all, this year’s event was a bet­ter setup to last year with more ac­cess ar­eas.”

SU­SAN McQUIL­LAN, 43 KIR­WAN

“There needs to be more job op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple in Townsville, es­pe­cially those try­ing to get an ap­pren­tice­ship. My daugh­ter got all the train­ing you need to be a me­chanic and searched for a job for 12 months be­fore giv­ing it all away be­cause she couldn’t get a job. There needs to be more chances for peo­ple like her to get a foot in the door.”

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