The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has congratulated the Liberal National party on its election win but warns it will hold them accountable to their promises for Queensland.
RACQ’s Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael urges 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.
She added the club was pleased to see more than $4 billion in extra commitments made towards some of Queensland’s priority projects.
“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.
Regional Queensland was also promised the delivery of funding for the upgrades of key roads such as the Bruce, Captain Cook, Flinders and Capricorn highways alongside the Kennedy and Gregory developmental roads.
Dr Michael said RACQ would hold the nation’s leaders responsible so the electorate is delivered what it deserves.
“Queensland was a battleground State this election, and transport and infrastructure will be the big winners if what’s been promised is delivered,” she 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.”
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