RACQ backs capital works to keep economy moving

RACQ has welcomed the State Government’s four-year $51.8 billion capital works plan, to keep the Queensland economy moving.

Club spokesperson Paul Turner said it was pleasing that a number of key projects had been ear-marked as part of the Unite and Recover program.

“We welcome the significant investment in the Bruce Highway and Pacific Motorway to improve road safety, capacity, reliability and travel times for all Queenslanders,” Mr Turner said.

“We’re also glad to see Cross River Rail, the northern and eastern transitways as well as rail station parking and accessibility upgrades receive more funding.

“We want to see these existing projects fast-tracked for early completion so planning for other critical projects accelerated to stimulate the economy and create jobs.”

Mr Turner said there were a number of projects which had been allocated funding but needed to be completed as soon as possible.

“Projects still needing to be fast-tracked include the Pacific Highway from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill and Varsity Lakes to Tugun, the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail upgrade, and Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section D,” he said.

“We also hope to see further commitment in the lead up to the election for a number of projects, including the Warrego Highway, Centenary Bridge capacity upgrade and rail level crossing removals.”