RECYCLED PROMISES? Gympie councillor Bob Leitch, LNP Wide Bay candidate Llew O'Brien, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, Gympie MP Tony Perrett and Member for Noosa Glen Elmes at the big announcement on Sunday that the LNP would put $2 million into sealing the road linking Noosa with the Cooloola Coast. Labor candidate Lucy Stanton points out that Warren Truss promised $10 million to the project nine years ago and it still hasn’t happened.
RECYCLED PROMISES? Gympie councillor Bob Leitch, LNP Wide Bay candidate Llew O'Brien, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, Gympie MP Tony Perrett and Member for Noosa Glen Elmes at the big announcement on Sunday that the LNP would put $2 million into sealing the road linking Noosa with the Cooloola Coast. Labor candidate Lucy Stanton points out that Warren Truss promised $10 million to the project nine years ago and it still hasn’t happened.

Coast road ‘promise’ a recycled Truss promise from 2007

IN RESPONSE to Gympie Times coverage of Coalition contribution towards Cooloola Noosa Coast Link Road.

It’s Ground Hog Day in Wide Bay

Everyone knows what Ground Hog Day means and I’m afraid that is exactly what Llew O’Brien is pulling on the people of Wide Bay.

His election promise of $2 million dollars for the Noosa-Cooloola Coast Rd is nothing more than a recycled promise from Mr Truss that never eventuated back in 2007. 

In 2007, Mr Truss promised $10 million dollars towards the Noosa to Cooloola Coast Rd.

One could argue the thought bubble was because the Coalition looked in trouble, because they were.

He was delighted to announce funding for the project which involved “the upgrading of the sub-standard gravel road to a new sealed road link... the project will provide a vital inter-regional link from the Sunshine Coast to the Cooloola Coast and to the Fraser Coast”. 

http://www.warrentruss.com/electorate.php?id=1136

So in 2007, this was a sub-standard road and a vital link?

Where was this vital upgrade during the 2013 election when the Coalition won with a thumping majority and Mr Truss was not only the Deputy Prime Minister but also the Infrastructure Minister!?!

Perhaps the outgoing member could enlighten us because as it turns out, that upgrade was nowhere to be seen, stashed in the top drawer to be pulled out last weekend.

Sure enough, now we have Llew O’Brien the LNP Candidate using the Cooloola Noosa Coast Rd to hoodwink the people of Wide Bay by dangling $2 million to seal it (I believe it’s more than 30km).

Just who is going to pay for the rest of it?

Especially, when it cost Noosa Council $5.5 million to seal just 4kms of Dr Pages Rd for their new Noosa Drive tourism initiative! 

Seriously, this is cynical politics and I am offended.

By treating the people of Wide Bay with utter contempt Mr O’Brien shows that he is not worthy to be the member, surely we deserve better than that.

Lucy Stanton,

Labor Candidate Wide Bay.

Gympie Times


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