Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Pollies Promise Roads

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Pollies Promise Roads

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Mitch Crawley

Road of promises

LNP: $3.75 million for River Heads Rd

Council: $2 million for River Heads Rd

LNP: $1 million for Old Toogoom Rd

FRASER Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell believes the council can find $3.75 million to match an LNP election promise and upgrade River Heads Rd.

LNP Candidate for Hinkler Keith Pitt and Shadow Minister for Transport Warren Truss yesterday promised $5 million to improve Old Toogoom Rd and River Heads Rd if elected to government.

Mr Pitt said $3.75 million of that total would be needed to bring River Heads Rd up to scratch, but suggested it would cover half the expected improvement costs.

With the remainder of the bill resting in with council, the Chronicle posed the question to the mayor, and he was quick to pounce on the positive announcement.

"I'm very welcoming of the LNP announcement. This is a significant boost to our road infrastructure," Cr O'Connell said.

"In terms of the council's contribution, we've got I think $1. …

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