Funding needed for southern Qld roads, rail

11 May 2018 The State’s peak motoring body has urged the Palaszczuk Government to commit to vital road safety upgrades for southern Queensland ahead of its Budget 2018 release.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said it was time for immediate action to address the serious lack of funding given to transport and roads in Queensland.

“Locals are all too familiar with the transport issues that plague the region and it’s time the Government commits to resolving them,” Ms Ross said.

“Both the Mount Lindesay and Cunningham Highways are major problem areas and are in desperate need for safety upgrades to ensure drivers are protected from head-on, run-off road and intersection crashes.

“In the last three years, Queensland Budget funding for transport and roads has dropped to the lowest level in a decade. The State Government has to address this now and make transport infrastructure and safety a priority.”

Ms Ross said RACQ wanted the Government to progress the Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail corridor.

“Southern Queensland residents deserve a good quality transport system – key to this is getting passenger rail to Flagstone,” she said.

“What’s certain is we need greater government investment if we’re to see less crashes and improvement in productivity and economic growth in the area.”

View RACQ’s 2018 Queensland Pre-Budget submission here.