O'Dowd gets feedback on Bruce Hwy
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said he had received valuable feedback on some of the Bruce Highway's most notorious sections after recently sending out brochures to hear first hand from constituents on the issue.
After inspecting the Bruce Highway on a recent road trip with the Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss and other Coalition MP's, Mr O'Dowd said the feedback had given him a valuable insight into where the community feels most urgent attention is needed.
"Everyone that travels the Bruce knows the Highway needs work, but often there can be discrepancies between the priorities of the Department and those of the community," Mr O'Dowd said.
"We sent out this brochure to give people the opportunity to give us their highest priorities, ensuring they have a say in where and what order future upgrades may take place, after all it's the people of this region that have to travel this Highway every day.
"I have been extremely pleased with the feedback this has generated, and will be liaising with my Federal colleagues on the Fix the Bruce Taskforce to compile this information to build a case for greater investment in the Highway from this Government and the next."
The Gladstone exit at Benaraby and the Yeppen Flood Plain rated as the top priorities in feedback received by Mr O'Dowd.
The Gladstone exit at Mt Larcom, Northern and Southern approaches to Gin Gin and of course the Calliope Crossroads also featured heavily in the responses.