Stuckey Demands Answers on Bypass Panels

16 Feb 2011 2:38 PMJann Stuckey

16 February 2011

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has again asked the Minister for Main Roads for costs and a schedule for the replacement of long-awaited broken glass noise panels on the Tugun Bypass.

“In yet another question to the Minister for Main Roads, I am seeking answers as to when the promised replacement of 70 broken glass panels will occur, exactly what material will be used and how much this will cost” Ms Stuckey said.

“My first question to the Minister back in June 2009 revealed broken panels would be replaced in late 2009/early 2010.

“However, this did not happen, and only following further questioning, the Minister admitted replacement would not begin until late 2010.

“Again, this deadline has not been met, this promise has been broken.  Residents are becoming increasingly frustrated at the unsightly smashed panels that have lined the bypass since shortly after its opening in June 2008.

“Not only is the sight of the Labor Government’s “showpiece” a disgrace, there is no functioning sound barrier along the $543 million road.

“Residents in nearby streets have contacted my office complaining of “significant” noise from the bypass, particularly from trucks using their air brakes at night. 

“Almost two years delay by this Labor Government is completely inexcusable.

“Broken glass together with broken promises will be on the minds of Tugun residents when they cast their vote at the next state election.”

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Media Contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919

Link to Question On Notice, 17 June 2009:
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/legislativeAssembly/tableOffice/documents/questionsAnswers/2009/598-2009.pdf

Link to Question on Notice, 17 August 2010:
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/legislativeAssembly/tableOffice/documents/questionsAnswers/2010/1408-2010.pdf

Link to Question on Notice, 31 August 2010:
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/legislativeAssembly/tableOffice/documents/questionsAnswers/2010/1576-2010.pdf

Link to Question on Notice, 26 October 2010:
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/legislativeAssembly/tableOffice/documents/questionsAnswers/2010/2108-2010.pdf

Question on Notice, asked 16 February 2011:

To the Minister for Main Roads –

With reference to the Tugun Bypass and QON 1576-2010-

Will the Minister provide an update on the progress of the replacement of the 70 smashed glass noise panels, which material is to be used and for how many panels, and what is the cost (reported separately for each material)?