RACQ welcomes stimulus package for Brisbane projects

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed news infrastructure projects in Brisbane could be fast tracked under a Federal Government stimulus package.

The Brisbane Times reported Brisbane City Council had submitted details of infrastructure projects that could be brought forward to start construction within three to six months, as part of an economic stimulus push by the Deputy Prime Minister.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner urged governments to accelerate funding and delivery commitments to a number of priority projects across the River City, including the Brisbane Metro.

“Local commuters are crying out for better connected and reliable public transport, which is why we need to see Brisbane Metro works accelerated,” Mr Turner said.

“It’s also crucial the Bus Stop Accessibility Improvement Program is fast-tracked so delivery is completed ahead of the 2022 schedule, to ensure bus stops are accessible to all Queenslanders.

“Construction of the North Brisbane Bikeway, the Moggill Road and Coonan Street intersection upgrade and a program of level crossing removals is also needed to future proof the network.”