Gympie Times editor Craig Warhurst at the Albion printing press which Gympie man Lex Stolberg’s great-grandfather Con Galloway helped bring to Gympie in 1868. Con was one of the first employees of The Gympie Times, then known as the Nashville Times.
Gympie Times editor Craig Warhurst at the Albion printing press which Gympie man Lex Stolberg’s great-grandfather Con Galloway helped bring to Gympie in 1868. Con was one of the first employees of The Gympie Times, then known as the Nashville Times. Tanya Easterby

Spruce up the Bruce, not polls

WHILE the announcement of extra funding for the Bruce Highway from Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday was welcome, it is hard not to be sceptical.

With an election looming, and Ms Gillard diving in the polls, along come all these new highway promises.

The thing is, the money is to be spent over the next 10 years. The Gillard Government, on current polling, will be lucky to be around for another six months, let alone a decade.

This means we will have to rely on leadership from other parties to bring these promises to fruition.

What Queensland needs is bipartisan support for all highway promises from all levels of government.

That way we can fast-track projects without the need for political point scoring.

A flood-free four-lane Bruce Hwy is integral to the economic growth of our state and, most of all, the safety of our motorists.

Gympie Times


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