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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Peter Beattie

    GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS ROAD TO BE RENAMED IN HONOUR OF STEVE IRWIN

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Peter Beattie

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006

    GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS ROAD TO BE RENAMED IN HONOUR OF STEVE IRWIN

    Premier Peter Beattie announced today that the Glass House Mountains Road will be renamed Steve Irwin Way as a tribute to the late conservationist.

    “Steve Irwin and his family have put Beerwah on the map and I can think of no more fitting tribute than to rename the road that runs past Australia Zoo in his honour,” Mr Beattie said.

    “The Department of Main Roads will begin work immediately to prepare the necessary signage to allow us make the name change.

    “Steve’s work in wildlife conservation and his contribution to research deserve a lasting memorial.

    “This is the first step and I look forward to working with the family over coming months to find other ways to recognize Steve’s work and help ensure that his legacy continues,” Mr Beattie said.

    “I am very pleased that Terri Irwin and the Irwin family have agreed to the renaming.

    “Steve Irwin made an enormous contribution to Queensland and we will continue to work with the family to find ways to honour his memory,” Mr Beattie said.

    The Glass House Mountains Road will be officially designated Steve Irwin Way before the end of the year. It will be locally named and signed as Steve Irwin Way. Consultation will be carried out with the local community regarding changes to street and tourist mapping and postal addresses.

    The 30 kilometre Glass House Mountains Road (the old Bruce Highway) will remain formally gazetted and the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive will retain its status – just as the David Low Way is formally gazetted as the Maroochydore-Noosa Road.

    Work already planned for Glass House Mountains Road will see more than $150 million spent creating a four-lane, 10 kilometre stretch between the Bruce Highway and Landsborough by 2010-11.

    Wednesday September 27, 2006

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