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

Published 2:55am 8 December 2022

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

Roads, rail, schools and health care top Shane King’s list of achievements in almost eight years In the State Government, representing two electorates in this region.

The seats of Kallangur and now Kurwongbah are among the fastest growing areas of the Moreton Bay Region which has put pressure on transport infrastructure.

Mr King’s website says he has helped deliver funding for the huge Deception Bay Rd-New Settlement Rd interchange on the Bruce Highway.

Also, the Petrie (roundabout) intersection, which has changed to traffic signals and the now-completed Boundary Rd upgrade also on the Bruce Highway.

There have been upgrades to train stations at Burpengary, Dakabin and Narangba and construction work is underway on new satellite hospitals at Pine Rivers and Caboolture which are scheduled to be completed next year.

Mr King’s website says he has helped “safeguard” Lake Kurwongbah for water sports and he has helped provide a new neighbourhood centre in Kallangur which also services Kurwongbah and Narangba.

There have also been “millions of dollars” for new school facilities and more than $3 million in grants for community groups.

About Shane King

Shane King is approaching his eighth year as a State Member – first for the electorate of Kallangur and then Kurwongbah.

Mr King was elected to Kallangur in 2015 and two years later to the revived seat of Kurwongbah (which first existed from 1992-2009), when it returned in 2017.

He is currently the chair of the Transport and Resources Committee, having previously chaired the Public Works and Utilities, Transportation and Utilities and Utilities, Science and Innovation Committees.

Mr King was also a member of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee.

His website says before entering the Queensland Government, Mr King was an electrician, maintenance planner, construction site supervisor, electrical inspector and senior site facilitator.

Part of that time was spent working in the iron ore mines of Western Australia. Mr King is also a campaigner on industrial relation issues.

The website says he grew up in the region, was a student at Pine Rivers State High School, and loves motor racing, classic cars and is a regular at Lakeside Park Raceway.

Mr King’s wife is a volunteer fire fighter.

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