RACQ's State Election scorecard 2020

Voters have been urged to check out RACQ’s online score card to determine which political parties have supported the Club’s transport priorities which aim to give Queenslanders access to safe, affordable and sustainable mobility.

The parties who back our priorities for Qld:

Political party

Policy priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP  KAP Notes
Increase investment in a range of safety initiatives, including a mass action road safety program across Queensland's road network, to achieve a minimum 30% reduction in fatal and serious injuries by 2030    Supports RACQ election priority  Supports RACQ election priority      
Increase the on-road police presence to provide a higher level of visible enforcement of unsafe driving behaviours Partially supports RACQ election priority Supports RACQ election priority  Does not support RACQ election priority     ALP = 2,025 police personnel over five years and will deliver 25 mobile police beats. LNP promised extra 60 police over 4 years for Townsville, and again in Cairns, 80 in northern Gold Coast. 
Introduce new road rules to protect roadside incident and emergency workers that require motorists to move over and slow down to provide a safer space at incidents for both workers and stranded motorists    Supports RACQ election priority Supports RACQ election priority       
Commitment to continuing mandatory fuel price reporting on a permanent basis following the completion of the trial in December 2020   Supports RACQ election priority   Supports RACQ election priority      
Freeze vehicle registration charges for 3 years to ease the financial burden on Queensland motorists   Partially supports RACQ election priority  Does not support RACQ election priority       LNP = $300 Registration Rebate before Christmas for Queenslanders with registered vehicles on 1 November 2020.
Increase Queensland's annual road and transport capital expenditure to a minimum of 2% of Gross State Product      Does not support RACQ election priority      
Eliminate stamp duty on all new cars to help make Queensland's vehicle fleet safer and cleaner      Does not support RACQ election priority      
Deliver comprehensive Compulsory Third Party insurance reform      Supports RACQ election priority      
Deliver high-quality segregated or on-road cycle routes on all state road upgrades, and develop a Level of Service priority cycle route criteria which promotes investment in safe and comfortable connections to active transport priority routes    Supports RACQ election priority  Supports RACQ election priority      
Create an independent and integrated public transit authority that transparently manages and coordinates the delivery of all public transport in Queensland   Partially supports RACQ election priority   Supports RACQ election priority     Greens have indicated some PT upgrades like free PT, fast rail investigation, bus network reform & increase in regional areas
Introduce a 30% reduction in annual registration costs on new and used low emission cars to encourage a transition to cleaner vehicles across Queensland      Supports RACQ election priority      
Increase Queensland's resilience to climate risk and natural disasters by accelerating the state-wide delivery of regional resilience strategies and action plans and align public asset funding arrangements to prioritise investments in projects that will deliver demonstrated mitigation Supports RACQ election priority   Supports RACQ election priority Supports RACQ election priority     

ALP = Climate Action Plan, $176m for Rookwood Weir and others

LNP = $50m disaster resilience package for NQ, $30m for EIS at 3 Dams, $176m for Rookwood Weir

KAP = Dams for irrigation, resilience and water security

SEQ priority projects

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes

Pacific Motorway - accelerate delivery of the Pacific Motorway - Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway project and continue to upgrade interchanges between Brisbane and Gold Coast to improve safety and capacity.

 Supports RACQ election priority         ALP = $10 million committed by the Queensland Government for Stage 1 of the Ormeau Interchange (Exit 45) upgrade. LNP - $25 million for Exit 45. Exits 41 and 49 have commitments. 
Railway Level Crossing Upgrade Program - Develop an upgrade program including the following priorities:
Boundary Road (Coopers Plains), South Pine Road (Alderley), Cavendish Road (Coorparoo), Warrigal Road (Runcorn), Kianawah Road / Lindum Road (Wynnum West), Beams Road (Carseldine), Wacol Station Road (Wacol).
 Supports RACQ election priority  Partially supports RACQ election priority       ALP = Beams Rd ($128 million), Boundary Rd ($66m) and accessibility improvements at Lindum Rd ($40 million). LNP = Commitment to work with Council and Federal Govt at Beams Rd.
Bruce Highway Western Alternative - Provide an alternative connection to relieve pressure on the Bruce Highway from north Brisbane to northern SEQ regions.            
Centenary Motorway - Upgrade Centenary Motorway Bridge to eight lanes, with associated enhancements along the route from Legacy Way to the Ipswich Motorway.  Partially supports RACQ election priority Partially supports RACQ election priority       Matching commitment by major parties, ALP = $112 million, LNP = $112 million for six lane bridge. Federal Govt.
North West Transport Corridor - Provide a multi-modal corridor (Stafford Road to Carseldine) to relieve pressure on Gympie Road and commit to Stage 2 of South Pine Road / Stafford Road intersection upgrade.   Partially supports RACQ election priority      

LNP = $100 million for South Pine Road / Stafford Road intersection upgrade, Stage 2

Complete Ipswich Motorway Upgrade - Deliver six lanes, service roads and interchange improvements from Darra to Rocklea.            
Kangaroo Point and Green Bridges Program - Contribute to pedestrian and cycle bridge from the Brisbane CBD to Kangaroo Point, and other proposals under the Green Bridges Program.     Partially supports RACQ election priority     Greens to fast track and contribute funds to West End to Toowong and West End to St Lucia Bridges
Cycle Network Upgrade - Expand the Cycle Network program to address gaps in the cycle network through provision of segregated bike paths and on-road bicycle lanes to separate bicycles from cars on major roads in urban areas.            
Springfield - Ipswich/Ripley Rail Line - Fast-track the business case and commit to delivering the extension of the Springfield rail line to Ripley and Ipswich to accommodate population growth and mitigate congestion.            
Kuraby to Beenleigh Rail Line - Progress Kuraby to Beenleigh rail line to facilitate capacity improvements and deliver services to Gold Coast North.            
Manly to Cleveland Rail Duplication - Commit to the Manly to Cleveland Rail duplication to improve capacity and reliability of rail services for eastern communities.            
Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Duplication - Commit remaining funding and deliver the complete Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade project.           Neither party has indicated full funding from State Govt ($390m) for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 works. ALP = $160.8m. Feds are providing $390m
Steve Irwin Way - Deliver a safety works package, including duplication where required.            
Bruce Highway Upgrades - Complete Bruce Highway six lane upgrade between Pine River and Caloundra Road and deliver Bruce Highway Maroochydore Road to Mons Road upgrade.            
Gold Coast Light Rail - Gold Coast light rail – extend the light rail line south to Coolangatta and the airport.           LNP an extra $1.5m to Light Rail business case to investigate options for heavy rail from Varsity Lakes to Airport. ALP have this in QTRIP
Coomera Connector - Deliver the Coomera Connector from Logan Motorway to Nerang-Broadbeach Road as a multi-modal corridor to relieve pressure on the M1. Partially supports RACQ election priority Partially supports RACQ election priority       ALP have committed to Stage 1 of 2 (up to six lanes), 16km, $755m. LNP = $550m, four lane arterial road to Stapylton Jacobs Well Road

Regional Queensland priority projects

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Bruce Highway Upgrade Program - Accelerate the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program and partner with the Federal Government to deliver the Bruce Highway Trust. Partially supports RACQ election priority Partially supports RACQ election priority      

Both major parties are indicating moving forward with delivering the Bruce Highway upgrade program and working with Feds. ALP = $200m / year, no extra commitments so far. LNP = $440m / year ($33b/15yr plan)

Mass Action Safety Program - Deliver a mass action road safety program of low-cost high benefit safety treatments across Queensland’s road network, to achieve a minimum 30% reduction in fatal and serious injuries by 2030    Supports RACQ election priority  Supports RACQ election priority      
Warrego Highway Upgrade Program - Commit funding to complete Warrego Highway Upgrade Program, including Ipswich to Toowoomba capacity and safety upgrades   Partially supports RACQ election priority        
Queensland Inland Road and Freight Productivity Upgrade Program - Commit further funding to program and deliver an accelerated safety, productivity and flood immunity improvement program for rural and remote regional roads, identified through tools such as TranSIT modelling and IQ-RAP and delivered through existing funding programs such as ROSI, Beef Roads, Northern Australia Roads Fund and REEF         Supports RACQ election priority   

Cairns (Far North Queensland)

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Kennedy Developmental Road and Highway (Inland Highway alternative route) - Deliver a safety works package, including bridge and flood immunity improvements to provide suitable inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway.            
Captain Cook Highway - Fast-track the Cairns Ring Road project (Cairns CBD to Smithfield) and deliver safety upgrades along the highway including widening the corridor, improving roadside safety, adding overtaking lanes and providing safe cycling infrastructure.            
Cairns Southern Access - Complete all 5 stages of ‘Cairns Southern Access’ upgrade, including accelerated delivery of Edmonton to Gordonvale Duplication.            

Townsville (North Queensland)

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Gregory Developmental Road (Inland Highway alternative route) - Commit to a safety works package, including bridge and flood immunity improvements to provide suitable inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway.  Supports RACQ election priority          
Hann Highway - Complete dual lane seal along the Hann Highway (Kennedy Developmental Road).         Supports RACQ election priority  
Flinders Highway - Deliver a safety works package, including bridge and flood immunity improvements and overtaking lanes to provide a safe and efficient road.  Partially supports RACQ election priority       Partially supports RACQ election priority 

 KAP = Additional overtaking lanes for Flinders Hwy

ALP = 3 overtaking lanes, $22 million)

Mackay (Whitsundays)

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Peak Downs Highway - Deliver a safety works package including flood immunity and bridge upgrades to improve productivity.    Supports RACQ election priority        LNP = $50 million for widening, overtaking lanes and bridge upgrades
Gregory Developmental Road (Inland Highway alternative route) - Commit to a safety works package, including bridge and flood immunity improvements to provide suitable inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway. Supports RACQ election priority           
Bruce Highway (Sarina to Mackay) - Duplicate the Sarina to Mackay link of the Bruce Highway to improve safety, capacity and flood immunity   Partially supports RACQ election priority        

Rockhampton (Central Queensland)

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes

Capricorn Highway - Deliver a safety works package, including flood improvements and overtaking lanes to provide a safe and efficient road.

           
Inland Highway Alternative Route - Deliver a safety works package, including bridge and flood immunity improvements to improve productivity and provide a suitable inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway along the Gregory, Dawson and Carnarvon Highways in Central Queensland.  Supports RACQ election priority          
Rockhampton - Yeppoon Road - Deliver full duplication project from Mulara Road to Tanby Road to improve safety and capacity.            

Wide Bay/Burnett

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Burnett Highway - Provide a safety works package, including flood immunity improvements to provide an alternative route to the Bruce Highway.            
D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture to Kingaroy) - Deliver a safety works package along the D’Aguilar Highway linking Burnett Highway to Caboolture.            
Bundaberg Regional Roads Upgrade Program - Deliver a safety works package on Isis Highway, Bundaberg-Gin Gin Road, Bundaberg-Miriam Vale Road, and Goodwood Road. Partially supports RACQ election priority         ALP an additional $42.5 million for Isis Hwy btw Bundaberg & Bruce  Hwy 

Toowoomba/South West Queensland

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Carnarvon Highway - Deliver a safety works package including bridge and flood immunity improvements to improve productivity and provide a suitable inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway.  Supports RACQ election priority          
New England Highway - Commit to a complete safety works package to the New South Wales border.            
Gore Highway - Deliver a safety works package including flood mitigation upgrades.            

Southern Queensland

Infrastructure priorities ALP LNP GRN ONP KAP Notes
Cunningham Highway - Deliver a safety works package along the Cunningham Highway.            
Mount Lindesay Highway - Deliver the Mount Lindesay Highway 10 year strategic plan e.g. safety works package including duplication of Mt Lindesay Highway to Beaudesert            
Salisbury to Beaudesert Rail Line - Investigate Salisbury to Beaudesert rail corridor for passenger rail to Flagstone to support population growth.            

 

Key:  
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Supports RACQ election priority
Does not support RACQ election priority
Does not support RACQ election priority
Partially supports RACQ election priority
Partially supports RACQ election priority
*Blank - Unknown if party supports RACQ election priority.

For any questions or issues please contact Paul Turner at policy@racq.com.au or at 60 Edward Street, Brisbane.