RACQ calls on Government to deliver on election promises

The State’s peak motoring body has congratulated the Liberal National Party on its return to Federal Government but warned it would hold the Coalition accountable to ensure Queenslanders received transport funds promised during the election campaign.

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RACQ’s Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael urged the Government to deliver on projects like the Pacific Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades.

“Parts of Queensland’s road network just aren’t up to scratch – it’s costing us all time spent stuck in traffic and sadly, the lives of loved ones,” Dr Michael said.

“Road safety isn’t a partisan issue and now’s the time for our leaders to step up to the mark and to work with other levels of government to help close the funding gaps delaying the delivery of vital projects.”

Dr Michael said the Club was pleased to see more than $4 billion in extra commitments made towards some of its priority projects across Queensland.

“In the State’s south east, we’ve seen a full commitment to help deliver some of our big wish list items including additional lanes on the Pacific Motorway between Varsity and Tugun, and the Gateway Motorway to Loganholme,” she said.

“We’ve also been promised much needed upgrades to the Gateway and Ipswich motorways to relieve congestion and the removal of the Lindum and Coopers Plains railway level crossings.

“Regional Queensland shouldn’t be forgotten and we look forward to the delivery of funding to help upgrade key roads like the Bruce, Captain Cook, Flinders and Capricorn highways, along with the Kennedy and Gregory Developmental roads.”

Dr Michael said RACQ would hold the nation’s leaders responsible so the electorate was delivered what it deserved.

“Queensland was a battleground State this election, and transport and infrastructure will be the big winners if what’s been promised is delivered.”