I’m sure we all agree that 2011 has been one of the roughest for the State in many decades. Whilst rain will always be welcome in our part of the world it’s my hope and prayer that it comes in moderation this wet season. A drier summer will mean our tourism industry can get back on its feet and Main Roads will be able to, finally, finish off the projects remaining from this year. My office will be closing on Thursday 22 December and re-opening Monday 9 January so if you have an queries send me an email and my office will respond when we return. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and please, please keep safe if you’re traveling this holiday season.