For the past six years, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP has strapped on his boots to walk the length of Maleny-Kenilworth Road from Little Yabba Creek to Tesch Park in Maleny to show the community his commitment to securing funding to repair the Maleny-Kenilworth Road.
“I have made it my mission over the past six years to continue to lobby the government to allocate much needed funds to ensure the ongoing safety of our residents and tourists by delivering an upgrade to this road.
“Unfortunately this road has suffered badly at the hands of several weather events and funding that could have been used to make long term repairs has been re-directed to fixing landslips and other major structural defects as a result of extensive damage.
“I have no intention of ever giving up to fight to fix this road. My campaign for funding for this road has now formed part of my Fighting for Glass House wish list and I will continue to walk this walk until we know funds are secure.
Mr Powell is also using his walk to raise funds for the Chaplains at Maleny and Conondale State School. He is calling on community members to donate whatever they can in an effort to ensure these Chaplains can continue providing their fantastic service to our school students.
“The walk is open to anyone in the community and I’d certainly love as many people as possible to join me for a chat along the way. If you would like to register your interest to walk with me on Friday 22 May, either the whole journey or just part of it, please contact my office.
“Donation forms for Scripture Union can be collected from my office or you can donate online at www.suqld.org.au/donate<http://www.suqld.org.au/donate> – just be sure to include Conondale State School or Maleny State School in your donation allocation.
Itinerary for Andrew’s Great Walk FRIDAY 22 May 2015-
6am Depart Little Yabba Creek, Conondale
Approx 9am – arrive Conondale for a BBQ and drinks stop
Approx 10am – depart Conondale for Witta
Approx 12.30pm – Drinks stop Witta
Approx 1pm – Depart Witta
Approx 3pm – Arrive Tesch Park Maleny for BBQ celebration
[ENDS] 10 May 2015