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A safer, four-lane Tiaro bypass

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Denis Chapman
242 Moorabinda Drive
Sunshine Acres
HERVEY BAY QLD 4655

Total Signatures - 2411

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 17/03/2021

Closing Date: 16/06/2021

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TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the State Government's plan to construct a two-lane Tiaro bypass will put road users in danger and lacks vision for a growing Maryborough and Fraser Coast. The two-lane proposal is an unsafe two-lane road of yesterday, not a safe four-lane highway for tomorrow. The two-lane design will be obsolete before it is finished and will end up costing more to duplicate. Major new construction along the National Highway should always be built to the safest possible standard, and the Tiaro bypass should be no exception. To reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injury, the Tiaro bypass must have four lanes with a concrete barrier in between the north and south bound lanes. If Maryborough's industry, manufacturing, jobs and the economy are to grow, the highway must be constructed to a four-lane standard to achieve that growth.  A four-lane divided Tiaro bypass will safely accommodate road transport vehicles and freight into the future, so all road users and their families will be secure in the knowledge that the journey will be as safe as possible. The job must be done right the first time with four lanes.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the rejection of the two-lane proposal and support the construction of a four-lane highway as part of the Tiaro Flood Immunity Upgrade (Tiaro bypass) project for the Bruce Highway at Tiaro.