Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach roads are below standard for such a major tourist destination.
It’s a popular spot, a premier destination in Queensland.
The majority of people travelling to Fraser Island access it through Rainbow Beach.
It’s becoming particularly busy on weekdays as well as during peak tourist season and on weekends.
There are limited opportunities for passing.
Drivers become frustrated and take risks which have shown up in increasing traffic accidents and deaths.
If the state wants to advance Queensland tourism it needs to put its money where its mouth is.
I have been advocating for improvements on these roads for a number of years.
I raised this again with the Minister late last year in Question on Notice, last year in the parliament and again this year.*
I will continue to urge the government to prioritise upgrades including overtaking lanes