Critical infrastructure needed to keep Queensland running post coronavirus

RACQ has welcomed investment in transport and local jobs, after it was announced two new roads would be built to service one of the largest residential developments in south east Queensland.

On Thursday the State Government announced $20 million for two new roads to connect almost 9000 new homes in Ripley Valley.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said in these times, the Club was pleased to see Government proceeding with critical transport infrastructure projects for Queenslanders.

“We also call on them to continue progressing other priority projects which will serve the area for the coming decades, particularly the Springfield to Ripley and Ipswich Rail Extension,” Dr Michael said.

“While we’re currently seeing traffic volumes down with travel restrictions in place, in the long term it’s critical we maintain and upgrade our public transport network so people can comfortably transition back when their travel patterns return to normal. We don’t want to see a lasting behaviour change and worsened congestion.”

Keep up to date with RACQ’s priority transport projects for Queenslanders and explore the interactive map here.