Andrew Powell’s Road Campaign : Annual Walk, Friday 20th May 2016.
Maleny-Kenilworth Road needs urgent attention! Join Andrew and show your support in walking the 38 km journey.
Message from Andrew Powell – “There has been a lot of talk in our community recently regarding works to fix the deteriorating state of the Maleny-Kenilworth Road, particularly the section from Cambroon to Kenilworth. I have been very clear that I feel the current state is inexcusable and unacceptable and due to my recent lobbying on behalf of our community, I was able to mobilise Department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR)‘ crews to start urgent works to address potholes and uneven road surfaces ahead of the busy Easter weekend.
Many of you would be familiar with my annual walk along this stretch of road – some have even called it a political stunt. And you know what, they are right, and I make no apologies for that. This walk is my way of showing the community and the government of the day, regardless of which political persuasion, I have not given up the fight to fix the road. It provides me with the fuel to show TMR that I will stop at nothing to get a funding commitment from them to fix the road once and for all.
Now that more than $20 million has been spent to fix the landslips and replace Grigor Bridge after flooding events, I have renewed my demands to TMR and the Minister to prioritise funding for the rest of the road to ensure the ongoing safety of our community.”
If you would like to join Andrew – call or email the office and they will keep you informed on the timeline.