BRUCE HIGHWAY WORK SOUTH OF TORBANLEA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ON TIME & BUDGET. CONGRATULATIONS WARREN TRUSS & SUNSTATE GROUP QLD.

I TRAVEL THIS ROAD SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK GOING TO MARYBOROUGH & NOW SO MUCH BETTER-HENRY SAPIECHA EDITOR & OWNER OF www.frasercoastcentral.com.au

Bruce Highway upgrade south of Torbanlea complete

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THE widening of a section of road on the Bruce Highway adjacent to Wongi State Forest, south of Torbanlea has been completed.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $7.1 million project had created a major increase in the separation distance between vehicles travelling in opposite directions for 2.2 kilometres.

“Widening this section of the highway has allowed a wide centre line treatment to be put in place which improves drivers’ chances of avoiding a crash should they stray out of their lanes,” Mr Truss said.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the treatment was recently recognised at the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference as a highly effective means of reducing the number of serious road crashes.

“The Coalition Government is committed to building a safer Bruce Highway and we are continuing to provide funding to roll out this important safety treatment along the length of the highway,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Bruce Highway is the major artery connecting Queensland’s coastal communities and the economic centres between Brisbane and Cairns. It is the single most important piece of infrastructure for the people of my electorate.

“Without it, Hinkler residents wouldn’t be able to get their products to market, visit loved ones or evacuate during an emergency. It also enables tourists to visit our great region.”

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said the works are an example of what can be achieved when governments work together to deliver improved safety on Queensland roads.

“An added bonus was that an average of 22 direct jobs were supported over the life of the project,” Mr Bailey said.

The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule by local contractor, Sunstate Group Queensland.

The works were jointly funded, with the Australian Government providing $5.7 million and the Queensland Government $1.4 million.

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Big Brother will be watching you Torbanlea and Howard.CCTV to be installed.

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TORBANLEA is set to get two CCTV cameras with the help of the Howard and District Progress Association.

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The group in June this year delivered a single CCTV to William St in Howard and due to the success are looking to add more surveillance to the region.

Howard and District Progress Association spokeswoman Kate Niblett said the group had investigated adding the cameras after vandalism and security concerns in the region.

“Because of the area police cover it is impossible for them to be everywhere all the time,” she said.

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The cameras set for Torbanlea are in the planning stages, with the agreed locations set to be at the site of the new skate park as well as at the railway intersection.

Ms Niblett said the CCTV cameras were still being costed but the group did hope to install cameras with wireless technology.

More cameras will be considered if the Torbanlea CCTV is successful.

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Henry Sapiecha