The Minister should be aware of this issue.

I keep bringing it to his attention.

I have raised it numerous times in correspondence, questions in the Parliament, and in Parliamentary speeches.

There is no way the Minister doesn’t know how much the community is concerned about this.

We have had some small victory in securing a $50,000 commitment in TMR’s budget this year for planning works for overtaking lanes on Tin Can Bay Road.

Everyone would rather be building than talking about this matter.

Planning should start now and not delayed.

We need to know that this won’t be pushed out, done at the last minute, or deferred.

I have written to the Minister asking when that planning will commence.

I’ve also asked whether they will be undertaking community consultation and if so when.

People deserve to know that they are being heard.

They deserve to know their roads will be made safe.