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Wooroolin boys lobby local MP for Skatepark

Wooroolin boys lobby local MP for Skatepark

29th July 2021

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has met with local Wooroolin children to throw her support behind their push for a skatepark.

Mrs Frecklington recently received a handwritten letter from local youths Nate and Harry seeking her assistance to help them have a skatepark built in the township of Wooroolin.

“I called a meeting with the boys and some of their friends to discuss how we can work together to bring this idea to fruition” Deb said

“Wooroolin has a group of passionate youths in their town and I am certainly willing to help them in any way I can. I will be advocating on behalf of the boys to South Burnett Regional Council”.

“I have already contacted local community groups to discuss grant opportunities and at the meeting we discussed possible fundraising options” Deb said.

“I was very impressed by the group who showed a great deal of passion and confidence throughout the meeting to talk me through this project for their community”

“The next step will be to start a petition and I look forward to working with Nate, Harry and their friends to see their dream become reality” Deb said

Kilkivan-Tansey Road can’t be neglected any more

20th July 2021

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington says the reduction to one lane of the Wide Bay Creek Bridge on Kilkivan-Tansey Road is an admission by the Labor Government that the bridge and road have been neglected for far too long.

Mrs Frecklington said the Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey has publicly acknowledged that the 85 year-old Wide Bay Creek Bridge is unsafe.

“It is unacceptable that the Labor Government continue to neglect regional road upgrades and maintenance,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“No funding has been allocated to the Kilkivan-Tansey Road for so long now, and this has resulted in a speed reduction to 60km/hr on the approach to the Wide Bay Creek Bridge and the bridge being reduced to one lane.

“I have been calling for funding for Kilkivan-Tansey Road for many years now, and instead of fixing this road, the Labor Government just downgrade it and expect the community to keep using an obviously unsafe bridge and road.

“Surely now, this must trigger a need to allocate funding and fix this road. I call on the Minister to stop overlooking regional roads and provide funding to fix Kilkivan-Tansey Road,” Deb said.


Response to Question on Notice asked about Kilkivan-Tansey Road.


With reference to Main Road Number 486, the Kilkivan-Tansey Road— Will the Minister advise (a) when funding will be provided to widen the dangerous single-lane sections to two lanes, (b) why recent works to the Coppermine Creek Bridge did not widen the bridge to two lanes, (c) the cost of the recent Coppermine Creek Bridge remediation works, (d) in comparison, what did modelling show as the cost to widen this bridge to two lanes and (e) given planning for the Wide Bay Creek bridge is listed in Qld Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP), when will funding be made available to upgrade this bridge?
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