Highway to Hell meeting proves no plans in place

A LACK of future planning was the subject of contention at last weekend’s Highway to Hell public meeting.

The meeting was hosted by Logan Country Safe City Group and chaired by David Kenny, of Jimboomba.

Member for Logan Linus Power and Member for Beaudesert Jon Krause were joined on stage by One Nation candidates Scott Bannan (Logan), Rod Smith (Scenic Rim), Liberal-National Party candidate Duncan Murray (Jordan) and independent candidate Steve Hodgson (Jordan).

Logan City Council mayor Luke Smith and councillors Trevina Schwarz and Laurie Koranski were also involved in the meeting.

Apologies were received from ALP candidate Charis Mullen (Jordan), Liberal-National Party candidate Gloria Vicario (Logan), Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Member for Forde Bert van Manen.

Each MP and candidate was given five minutes to tell the gathering of more than 80 people how they would address the Mount Lindesay Highway, passenger rail, public transport and shortage of business infrastructure. 

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Mr Kenny said public interest was strong but there was little information being presented by politicians.

“Today just proves that there are no plans circulating,” he said. “We want them all to come back next time with a plan or their plan of action to get their party on board and listening to us.”

Mr Kenny said he thought the turn out for the first meeting was impressive.

“Now for the next meeting we want everyone to bring along at least one other person and we would like to see more young families come along to be involved in their future,” he said.

The next Highway to Hell meeting will be held near the highway at Hills International College on October 14 at 1pm.