RACQ applauds road stimulus package

RACQ has welcomed today’s announcement by the Queensland Government of more than $400 million in new, accelerated roads funding for drivers across the State, a move the Club had been calling for to help stimulate the economy.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said the Club had lobbied both Federal and State Governments calling for accelerated infrastructure spending on shovel-ready projects. 

“We commend the Queensland Government for hearing the calls of our members and taking the lead and investing over $400 million into roads which will deliver jobs for Queenslanders and fast-track our economic recovery with a safer and more efficient transport network,” Mr Turner said.

“We’ve long campaigned for regional road improvements and are pleased to see significant funding for the widening, sealing and bridge and culvert upgrades on key freight corridors. 

“These are the lifeblood of Queensland and critical to productivity, tourism, economic recovery, job creation and longevity in the regions.

“Upgrading key freight corridors will also reduce operating costs, create more resilient, reliable and accessible roads throughout Queensland, as well as improving safety.”

Mr Turner said the Club was also pleased to see a new injection of funding announced for safety and capacity improvements on other major roads throughout Queensland. 

“We’re glad the State Government has listened to our calls for accelerated upgrades to roads such as the Mt Lindesay Highway, Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and Centenary Motorway as it will not only provide economic stimulus and job creation, but will also provide long-term benefits for Queenslanders by helping to bust congestion and reduce travel times.”