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 Allan Barber for Fadden

My name is Allan Barber. I'm a local to the Pimpama area for the past 20 years. Previous to this I was a property owner in the Riverina and a business operator there until moving to Brisbane.

I have worked for Readymix concrete then Holcim and Boral in the Brisbane Gold Coast area and in that time have seen and been involved in a lot of the bigger projects to be built in our area. I have seen a lot of wastage and corruption in the industry, with the government of the day being able to do anything or try to stop it. I would like to see more a hands on approach to all these projects to ensure your money and time isn’t wasted and the right funds go to the right areas

We have had a massive building boom in our area during which none of the road infrastructure has been able to cope. For example, Yawalpah Road and the bridges over and onto the M1 should been upgraded 10 years ago to cater for the influx of new homes. I want to apply some forward thinking and common sense to infrastructure issues rather than waiting until the houses have already been built and the need becomes critical.