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Neumann and Choat continue to trade barbs on Blacksoil

The Blacksoil interchange
The Blacksoil interchange

THE WAR of words over delays to the Blacksoil Interchange project continues unrelentingly.

Yesterday, Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann stood on the corner of the Warrego Hwy and Brisbane Valley Hwy with state shadow minister for transport Jackie Trad and said that delays to the project had now become a public safety issue.

"Delays are causing motorists and residents aggravation, hindering further economic development, and putting lives at risk on a daily basis," Mr Neumann said.

"Twelve months ago, I stood at this very spot with then premier Anna Bligh when she announced the calling of tenders for the project. Yet, since the state election in March, we are still yet to see the LNP begin work on the site. It's a disgrace."

Yet, since the state election in March, we are still yet to see the LNP begin work on the site. It's a disgrace.

Ms Trad attacked Ipswich West MP Sean Choat for delaying the project three times and "parroting inaccurate information given to him by the LNP leadership".

But Mr Choat hit back and said Ms Trad's party "had five terms in office where they went AWOL on the Blacksoil Interchange".

"And in terms of Shayne Neumann trying to pull the emotion strings, I think about that every day," Mr Choat said.

"I see people making silly decisions rushing through that level crossing. That has to be brought to an end and the project will address that.

"There have been issues identified in the management of the traffic while the project is under way, because that is where lives can be lost, as they were when the M1 was constructed. We don't want that to happen.

"But we also know it is an election year and Mr Neumann is craving attention."

But we also know it is an election year and Mr Neumann is craving attention.

Topics:  blacksoil interchange jackie trad public safety sean choat shayne neumann



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