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     9   Bruce Highway

Mr E. L. O’Brien, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises the vital role the Bruce Highway plays in connecting communities all the way from Brisbane to Cairns;

(2)        acknowledges that the Australian Government is investing $6.7 billion into upgrading the Bruce Highway;

(3)        notes that:

(a)        the Australian Government has approved $6.4 million to fund a planning study into upgrading the Bruce Highway between Pine Rivers and Caloundra Road; and

(b)        the Queensland Government is not planning to finalise the planning study until the middle of 2018;

(4)        calls on the Queensland Government to expedite its work on the planning study so that much needed upgrade works to the Bruce Highway can start as soon as possible; and

(5)        congratulates the Australian Government for approving the supplementary study into upgrading the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and the Maroochydore Interchange.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.