Rocky pumped for fuel hearing

SALLY Hillman's courier business is hurting at the bowser.

She will be one of many Central Queenslanders set to line up to have her say when the Queensland Parliament's petrol pricing committee holds its first hearing in Rockhampton on October 3.

The A-Plus Courier owner said she was spending between $400 and $500 a month extra on fuel at the bowser on her three work vehicles.

"I am spending $700 a month to fill up my ute with unleaded petrol,'' she said.

"It's a concern for us because the extra money paying for our fuel cuts into our profits.''

Ms Hillman said her business included travelling around the Rockhampton and Yeppoon area, with the occasional trip out to the mining towns.

She hoped the Government would consider lowering petrol prices.

About eight weeks ago the business increased freight charges to offset the rising cost of fuel prices.

"We don't want to keep on putting the costs on our customers,'' she said.

"Fuel is our biggest expense at the moment ... '''

The venue for the hearing will be held at the Country Comfort Hotel, Victoria Parade, from 9.30am.

Impact of Petrol Pricing committee chair Andrew Fraser said petrol prices were foremost on people's minds.



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