LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has today pledged to bust congestion in Southeast Queensland by investigating alternative routes on major road corridors.
“Congestion in Southeast Queensland is getting worse every day and Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have no long-term plans to fix congestion,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Whether it’s Gympie Rd in the north, the Centenary Motorway to the west, or Old Cleveland Road in the south, bottlenecks in Brisbane are severe and only getting worse.
“Commuters are spending too long in traffic, which means millions of dollars in lost productivity and people missing out on time that should have been spent with family.
“We can’t just keep adding lanes to our existing main roads – it’s time for a comprehensive look at alternative routes.
“This is why the LNP will plan for the future by working with SEQ Council of Mayors to begin planning alternative routes.
“We will work with SEQ Council of Mayors to better plan for the future and bust congestion in the Southeast.”
LNP Shadow Minister for Main Roads Steve Minnikin said the Palaszczuk Labor Government simply isn’t planning for the two million extra people set to call Southeast Queensland home in the next two decades.
“With more people comes more pressure on existing infrastructure like local roads, schools and hospitals,” Mr Minnikin said.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have underspent the capital infrastructure budget by $3 billion a year, and cut the road budget by over $400 million in the last year alone.
“That means more crippling congestion and a reduction in our standard of living.
“We need an infrastructure plan that works to address Labor’s lack of planning and provides a clear road network for the future.
“The LNP is determined to bust congestion so that we can all get home sooner and safer.”