Mayor joins Bruce 'fix team'

GYMPIE Mayor Ron Dyne has been recruited to the group responsible for fixing the deadly Bruce Hwy.

Last month, the State Government established the Bruce Highway Crisis Management Group to prioritise the highway's upgrade projects.

A report will be delivered to Roads Minister Scott Emerson in six months.

The group is comprised of local MPs, the head of the RACQ, Queensland Police traffic branch and the Queensland Trucking Association.

Since the local government elections, Cr Dyne and Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow have been added to the team.

Councillor Dyne said yesterday the completion of the Cooroy to Curra would be his biggest priority and he would "certainly be harping on about that".

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Development Jeff Seeney said yesterday the mayors brought local expertise to the group.

"(The mayors) brought local knowledge to the group, which was committed to making safety and flood immunity the priorities for the LNP Government's 10-year Crisis Action Plan for the Bruce Hwy," he said.

"Cr Dyne will join the other group members to fight for the federal funding this road so desperately needs."

Gympie Times


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