Federal MP Ken O'Dowd says Gladstone needs double lane highways to the edge of town.
Federal MP Ken O'Dowd says Gladstone needs double lane highways to the edge of town. Chrissy Harris

MP's wish list for Gladstone includes double lane highway

MEMBER for Flynn Ken O'Dowd would like to see double lane highways to the outskirts of Gladstone city.

The federal politician welcomed six members of the Liberal National Party to Gladstone on Wednesday as the LNP ramped up its federal election campaign five months out.

"Not enough funding in my opinion has gone towards the town itself," Mr O'Dowd said.

"I'd like to see a double highway to Yarwun, Boyne Tannum and Calliope. That has got to come. You've just got to see the traffic in the mornings and afternoons."

Mr O'Dowd also discussed the effects of the carbon tax.

"Gladstone is the carbon capital of the world and we have industries here that are struggling," he said.

"A carbon tax for those companies and other companies is not helping the situation."

Would you like to see double lane highways to the outskirts of Gladstone?

This poll ended on 17 May 2013.

Current Results

Hell yes, but it ain't going to happen

67%

It's just another political pipedream

19%

No. The roads around Gladstone are adequate

5%

Why would you change the Bruce Hwy? It's perfect

7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Visiting Gladstone are LNP Senate team members (from left) James McGrath, Matthew Canavan, Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd, Sue Boyce, Theresa Craig and Ian Macdonald.
Visiting Gladstone are LNP Senate team members (from left) James McGrath, Matthew Canavan, Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd, Sue Boyce, Theresa Craig and Ian Macdonald. Tom Huntley