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State Budget 2020/21 - Major projects in South Burnett overlooked

3rd December 2020

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, says the long-awaited State Budget has not delivered on many important projects needed in the South Burnett.

Mrs Frecklington said it was disappointing that long-awaited safety improvements for major connecting roads, along with water infrastructure have been overlooked.

“Unfortunately, the key projects our community has been calling for have not been funded in this delayed State Budget,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“Key roads like the Mundubbera-Durong Road, Kilkivan-Tansey Road and Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road have once again been overlooked.

“Water infrastructure like the Barlil Weir has also not been considered.

“Many of the projects listed in the Budget for the South Burnett have been previously announced by Labor, or have even been finished. They are not new projects.

“I am pleased however that my lobbying on behalf of Tanduringie State School has been successful with a small amount of funding listed for planning works for a new bridge on Tanduringie Creek where a near tragedy occurred with the school bus a few months ago.

“I will also be seeking further information about funding announced for the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Kingaroy. Details have not been provided on the scope of works, and I will seek these details on behalf of the community.

“There is so much opportunity right here, but it needs backing with better roads, better health services, water security and less red and green tape for our primary producers and small business. I’ll continue to push for these issues on behalf of our community,” Deb said.