Your support needed to get PM to move on Bruce Hwy Section D
It's a tragic fact that people in Gympie know only too well that too many lives have been lost in fatal accidents and too many people have suffered from serious injuries in crashes on the highway between Cooroy and Curra.
Since 2004 considerable planning and construction investment has gone into building a safer Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Gympie, but as for constructing the full four-lane divided highway all the way to Curra, we're only half way there.
We've all seen the benefits of the new four-lane, fatality-free, divided highway between Cooroy and Woondum.
We now need new investments to make the highway safer and get Section D done.
Section D is a 26-kilometre project between Woondum and Curra that will transform one of the deadliest sections of the Bruce Highway into a safer, high-capacity highway that will help connect Wide Bay communities when the Mary River floods.
Following an entirely new route, Section D is a world-class piece of transport and economic infrastructure and exactly what we need and deserve in Wide Bay. Section D will deliver significant benefits.
For motorists travelling between Woondum and Curra, Section D will eliminate eight sets of traffic lights, better connecting the Wide Bay region to Brisbane and Maryborough.
Section D will take many heavy vehicles out of Gympie and be a big congestion buster for local motorists.
Next week I am meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the only item on the agenda is Section D.
This project is critical for road safety and for the economic development of our region.
As your representative in the Australian Parliament, I need your support to tell Canberra it must be built.