192 days to find Pumicestone on the Map

5 Jun 2018 4:30 PMSimone Wilson

Member for Pumicestone, Simone Wilson, said it has taken more than 192 days since the last election for a Government Minister to step foot in the Pumicestone Electorate and even then it was only done by stealth

“Today’s secretive announcement of a new fire truck for the Bellara Fire Station by the Minister for Emergency Services shows that Labor has finally found Bribie Island on a map.

“Our firefighters deserve the very best equipment so they can do their jobs safely and efficiently.  It is about time the Labor Government supported our firefighters with the equipment and facilities they need to keep our community safe.

“Whilst this is great news for our hard working fireries, what I find most disappointing is that I was not invited to the announcement as the Local State Member.

“What this shows is a complete lack of regard by the Palaszczuk Labor Government for any non-Government Member of Parliament and the people they represent.
 
“The biggest shame is that I would have had the opportunity to speak directly to the Minister about the much needed upgrade of Bribie Island Road because his colleague, the Minister for Main Roads, just isn’t getting it.”
Ms Wilson said that frontline responder vehicles should be able to travel the length and breadth of Bribie Island Road without delay or complication to attend to life-threatening call outs. 

“The LNP is committed to the safety of all in the Pumicestone community, including our dedicated emergency service workers that rely on this road every single day. That’s why at the last election we committed $20 million to the upgrade of Bribie Island Road if elected.  

“Since the election I have been calling on the Labor Government to prioritise this upgrade, and I want to see funding in the upcoming budget allocated to commence this work. 

“While this Government is more focused on playing petty politics, I am determined as ever to stand up for Pumicestone locals and get our fair share of funding for much needed projects that will make our community safer,” Ms Wilson said.