Shadow min­is­ter in for a bumpy ride with Boyce

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

TO SHOW the Lib­eral Na­tional Party the con­di­tion of the roads across the re­gion, Mem­ber for Cal­lide Colin Boyce will give the spokesman for trans­port and main roads, Steve Min­nikin, a tour of the Cal­lide elec­torate in his semi-trailer.

To get a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence, Mr Min­nikin and Mr Boyce will de­part Biloela on Mon­day morn­ing and make their way to Mun­dub­bera, via Mingo Cross­ing ,where a road fa­tal­ity oc­curred last year.

On Tues­day, they will make their way back to Biloela via Chin­chilla.

Fol­low­ing a num­ber of re­cent fa­tal­i­ties on sev­eral of the roads to be trav­elled, many is­sues will be high­lighted on the road trip.

“There are ap­prox­i­mately 2800km of state-con­trolled roads in the elec­torate of Cal­lide,” Mr Boyce said.

“In the re­cent bud­get the La­bor Gov­ern­ment handed down, we haven’t re­ceived any­thing as far as ma­jor road­works are con­cerned.”

Mr Boyce said as far as the rest of the elec­torate was con­cerned, noth­ing new had been al­lo­cated to­ward ma­jor road con­struc­tion.

“That is a real con­cern, par­tic­u­larly when the gov­ern­ment can find $45 mil­lion for a 2.5km bike­way in in­ner-Bris­bane,” he said. “You have to ask the ques­tion: How do they de­ter­mine their pri­or­i­ties?”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Colin Boyce in the truck he will drive with the shadow min­is­ter.

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