Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Pahlke Just Doing His Job by Attending Meet

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Pahlke Just Doing His Job by Attending Meet

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ON reading a recent QT article, I was somewhat disappointed with the implied editorial comment that Cr David Pahlke's attendance at the meeting between the Willowbank Area Residents Group (WAG) and the DTMR regarding the Cunningham Hwy upgrade was a political stunt.

The issue of WAG's continuing community advocacy for the upgrade of the Cunningham Hwy from Yamanto to the Amberley/Willowbank intersection was discussed at the last March WAG Community General Meeting with a resolution to continue this advocacy.

Lockyer MP Ian Rickuss also attended this WAG March general meeting and as a later day follow-up offered to convene a meeting between WAG and DTMR.

That meeting was so we could directly express our concerns regarding the urgent need for the highway upgrade and to also discuss the immediate road maintenance required to maintain traffic safety.

Our local representative Cr David Pahlke was also in attendance at the WAG March general meeting, but had absolutely no prior knowledge of this later DTMR meeting arranged by Mr Rickuss. …

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