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Gatton hero Wes Walker celebrated on TV’s 7News

Our coverage of Wes Walker’s long fight to get truckies toilets at the Gatton pads has seen the disability pensioner back in the mainstream TV media.

Last year we brought his battle to the attention of A Current Affair, and this week it was 7News Toowoomba which picked up the story to celebrate his epic win.

“It’s really good having people like Wes looking out for us,” truckie Carlos Richmond tells reporter Sami Barnes, who calls Walker a “rock star down at the Gatton pads”.

Truckies all over Australia have heaped praise on the humble hero after his persistance paid off in dramatic fashion this week with Queensland transport minister Mark Bailey signing off on the arrival of two portaloos at the busy site.

The National Road Freighters Association (NRFA) said in a Facebook post this week that the industry owed Walker a huge debt of gratitude for his efforts.

“On behalf of the NRFA, including the transport industry as a whole, we would like to say Thank You to Wes Walker for all of his efforts at highlighting the lack of toilet facilities at the Gatton Pad,” the post said.

“Your passion and “never say die” approach got the attention of the right people and finally common sense prevailed.

“Thank you Wes. You’re a legend.”

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