Getting out of the office and onto a bike

HERVEY BAY is a great place to cycle.

Hervey Bay Member and Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey give cycling in the region the thumbs up.
PHOTO: Supplied.

That’s the message Hervey Bay Member Adrian Tantari has been sharing with his colleagues in the Queensland Government.

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Mr Tantari recently shared a photo to Facebook of himself and Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey while out cycling.

“It’s great to get out and check the roads and cycle paths firsthand with the man who looks out for them in our State,” Mr Tantari’s post read.

Mr Tantari and Mr Bailey cycled along the Esplanade and a number of roads in the Point Vernon area.

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Whilst riding, Mr Tantari and Mr Bailey noted a few areas that would benefit from upgrades and enhanced infrastructure.

Mr Tantari said he was an avid cyclist and has been for many years but his duties make it difficult for him to get on his bike as often as he used to.

“My main passion is road cycling, but all forms of cycling keep people healthy and active,” he said.

“I love the sport and cycling events really place a focus on safety and infrastructure needs,” Mr Tantari explained.

“Many of my colleagues are fitness fanatics too and they really appreciate what’s on offer here. You can cover a lot of ground quickly, so it’s the perfect way to reach Hervey Bay’s special places, and enjoy them to the fullest,” he said.

Whenever he is in Parliament, Mr Tantari said he encouraged Ministers and community leaders to visit the Fraser Coast.

And the invites appear to be well-received.

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Hervey Bay has hosted forums and received visits from Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Leanne Linard, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath, and Deputy Premier Steven Miles in recent weeks.

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