Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Ali King

Published 2:40am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Ali King
Words by Moreton Daily

Four key areas in Pumicestone are a “big focus” for Ali King - transport, infrastructure, education and health services.

It is, therefore, no surprise they dominate the state member’s list of achievements in two-and-a-half years since she was elected.

Indeed, Ali King says on her website, she is “passionate about making sure ordinary people have the policies and services they need”.

The Facebook page “done” list includes construction starting on the Bribie and Caboolture Satellite Hospitals - costing a combined $70 million. They are scheduled to finish in 2023.

A business case for a new bridge across to Bribie is also underway, along with the intersection upgrade at Regina Ave, Ningi and stage one of work on the Toorbul Point Rd intersection.

Ms King said funding is in place for work to start upgrading Beachmere Rd in 2023 and to do resurfacing work on the D’Aguilar Highway.

GP Priority Status for Pumicestone had been “restored”, says Ms King while air conditioning and solar panels for all state schools in the electorate is “complete”.

A total of $11 million has been committed to “dual” Bribie Island Rd from Hickey Rd to King John Creek while “dual laning” past the servo is at the tender stage.

Design work is also underway on an intersection upgrade where the D’Aguilar Highway and Dances Rd meet.

One of the biggest issues raised had been the need for “extra mowing” on the Bestmann Rd roundabout to improve visibility and safety, Ms King said. This had been committed.

The state member has also been working with police on community safety, along with supporting scores of community members and groups in the electorate.

About Ali King

Ali King’s family has “deep roots” in the Moreton Bay Region and before the 2020 State Election was a health advisor focussing on aged care, palliative care and women’s health.

Before that she ran a small business helping the long-term unemployed get back to work.

Ms King’s first bid for a political career was in 2017 when she contested the Brisbane west seat of Maiwar for the ALP but was unsuccessful.

Undeterred Ms King, who has two children, tried again three years later and became the representative for Pumicestone.

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