Call for ac­tion on main road

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

STATE Mem­ber for Whitsunday Ja­son Costi­gan and Shadow Trans­port Min­is­ter Fiona Simp­son have called for ac­tion to be taken on a por­tion of Shute Har­bour Rd in Can­non­vale.

Mr Costi­gan pointed out the bot­tle-neck sec­tion of the road, near Bay­breeze re­sort, dur­ing Ms Simp­son’s visit to the Whit­sun­days last week.

Mr Costi­gan said it was important that the state-owned road – which sees two lanes merge into one, and then back out to two lanes in the space of a few hun­dred me­tres – was fixed.

“There are a lot more hu­man be­ings that will take up res­i­dence in places such as the Re­gatta Wa­ters es­tate and other es­tates in Can­non Val- ley,” he said.

“We need to get the ball rolling on this. It’s only go­ing to be­come more of an is­sue as time goes on.”

Ms Simp­son, who also viewed the road­works at Water­son Way in Air­lie Beach, agreed it was dan­ger­ous.

“I think there’s a strong case here to fight to see this (road changed),” she said.

BIG IS­SUE: State Mem­ber for Whitsunday Ja­son Costi­gan and Shadow Trans­port and Main Roads Min­is­ter Fiona Simp­son at Shute Har­bour Road.

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