The Liberal National Party at the last State election pledged to install CCTV cameras at the intersection of Pine Creek Road and Nerang-Murwillumbah Road in Numinbah Valley to crack down on hooning.
Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP said following three years of Labor doing nothing, the LNP continued to fight for local residents.
“Springbrook and Numinbah residents and our hardworking police know the Pine Creek Road intersection is a hooning hot spot and this poses a serious risk to the community,” said Ms Bates.
“That’s why under an LNP Government, last time committed to $330,000 will be spent to deter hoons at this intersection and I will continue to fight the Labor Government for this funding as its an important local issue.
“We want to realign the intersection, install concrete barriers and CCTV, as well as install flashing school zone signage at Numinbah Valley State School down the road.
“Hoons are known to show up en masse, put other drivers at risk and start fires 700m from children camping at the Numinbah Environmental Education Centre.
“The LNP is committed to fight on this issue at the last election, but Labor have sat on their hands for three years as residents have been put in danger by out of control hoons.
“CCTV cameras and upgrades to the area would provide police with the evidence and the right environment to tackle dangerous driving, whilst flashing school zone signage will encourage motorists to slow down during school times.
“Only the LNP has a plan to deliver safe and liveable communities.”
Springbrook resident Peter Grayson said the renewed effort to stop hooning was needed for the Hinterland.
“Hoons are always out here running amok out here, and it’s great to see money will be spent to catch hoons and get drivers to slow down outside Numinbah Valley State School,” said Mr Grayson.