AS I write this article, Parliament is about to sit with the 2022/2023 State Budget due to be handed down.
It’s an important Sitting, with the state’s future spending to be outlined for the next year and with the rises in costs of living and plenty of opportunity for investment in our roads, health care and education, I will be looking to ensure the Burdekin gets its fair share of the pie.
When it comes to roads, of course, there are still concerns around the safety of the turn–off to Mount Inkerman.
While upgrades to the area and walking tracks in recent years have made Mount Inkerman a popular area for visitors, it has also meant there has been an increase in traffic turning off the highway.
In a report outlining roads investment over the coming years, the upgrades have been identified for more than $3million in funding, so I will be looking to make sure those plans remain on track.