The Liberal National Party today released another key part its plan to bust bottlenecks on Southeast Queensland roads.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the LNP would work with local councils to create a list of SEQ’s worst congestion hotspots, prioritise them and then invest the funds to fix them.
“The LNP understands everyday congestion on local roads is a major issue for people and that if nothing’s done the problem gets worse,” Ms Frecklington said.
“It’s taking Queenslanders longer to get to work, drop the kids at school or drive to the local shops.
“While upgrading our major highways is important, fixing local roads and nightmare intersections is just as important to get people home sooner and safer.
“So I’m calling on councils to nominate their worst traffic bottlenecks and the LNP will build a plan to bust them.”
Ms Frecklington 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,” she 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.
“Planning and investing now in local infrastructure across Southeast Queensland will ensure that infrastructure keeps up with demand.
“The LNP is determined to bust congestion so that we can all get home sooner and safer.”