Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone said that the lack of acknowledgment by the Palaszczuk Labor Government regarding the condition of Beachmere Road is alarming.
“Since being elected I have continually raised the need for Beachmere Road to be upgraded particularly parts where there is no sealed road shoulder and narrow driving lanes,” Mrs Wilson said.
Mrs Wilson said that Beachmere Road is part of the State’s road network and has seen a significant increase in traffic over the past few years with an average of 6,000 vehicles a day using the road*.
“Unfortunately, both the Premier and Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey don’t see Beachmere Road as a priority – in fact it is not even on their radar as confirmed by their responses to my Questions on Notice”
“Seriously, I have lost count on how many locals have told me stories of their near misses, not to mention the 59 confirmed crashes over an 8-year period on this road that includes rear ends, head ons, and side swipes”
“It’s not about reducing the speed limit along Beachmere Road but simply making this road safer for all who use it”
“Beachmere car owners pay a traffic improvement fee as part of their vehicle registration, so how about giving a bit back and fixing this dangerous road”
“My calls on this Government to put the safety of the Beachmere community and all users of this busy road are being ignored but I won’t give up”
“I have had a petition circulating for the past few months and I want to thank the hundreds of people who have signed this to date”
“I will continue to push this petition and urge all residents to get behind this and have their voices heard”.
Petitions are available to sign at Simone’s Beachmere Mobile Office held in Clayton Park on the fourth Monday of every month; and her my electorate office or online by visiting simonewilson.com.au/haveyoursay.
*Qld Parliamentary Library Research Report, June 2018- Crash data and traffic census (Beachmere Road)