Shadow minister in for a bumpy ride with Boyce
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?”
Colin Boyce in the truck he will drive with the shadow minister.