Rainbow locals Pat Barone and Harvey Barkwell signed the road safety petition, Tony Stewart asks you to, as well
Tony Stewart has been lobbying government for years to improve our roads. With the assistance of Tony Perrett MP, a petition was released just prior to Easter.
Called the ‘State controlled road safety issue – Gympie to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach’ it states:
Statistics show this road is the second most dangerous road in Wide Bay, marginally behind the Bruce Highway. There have been 14 deaths between 2011 and 2018 and 312 crashes between 2001 and 2019, equating to one crash every three weeks.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ensure the upgrade of the road from Gympie to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach and to provide a proper and safe passage for residents and tourists as a matter of urgency.
Sign here: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petition-details?id=3511
Tony Stewart told RBCT members, “There were 550 e-signatures in the first three weeks, and there are around 30 clipboards in the district – like at Sam and Maureen’s at Rainbow Beach Tourist Info Centre.
“Tony Perrett will be tabling the petition on October 12, the first day of sitting.
He urges everyone to spread the word, “Any businesses can share the petition on their website or anyone via their social media.
“Accidents have been out of hand since these statistics were printed, with more rollovers since Christmas. We’re asking for better signage, stopping bays for caravans and slow vehicles, and overtaking bays.”
This E-Petition closes on September 30, 2021.