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RACQ supports storm-hit community
In the aftermath of the worst Queensland hailstorm since 2014, RACQ’s Mobile Member Centre (MMC) was on the ground in Springfield to help members impacted by the 31 October weather event. RACQ CEO David Carter joined MMC Coordinator Keith Cassidy (pictured) and several insurance claims staff in the fully equipped “branch on wheels”.
Election promises must be delivered
The re-elected Labor Government is being called upon to deliver on the promises made to Queenslanders without delay.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Dr Rebecca Michael said the Club was proud of its advocacy efforts during the campaign and would be holding the Government to account on behalf of the state’s motorists.
“During the election we saw some big-ticket funding commitments from the ALP and we’ll be watching closely to make sure they deliver,” Dr Michael said.
“Labor promised $112 million to match federal funding for the duplication of the Centenary Bridge, $500 million for the final stage of the M1 upgrade between Daisy Hill and the Logan Motorway and $755 million for Stage 1 of the Coomera Connector.
“There’s also $200 million on the table for an inland alternative route to the Bruce Highway which will be a game-changer for freight carriers, locals and tourists across the state.
“We don’t want the Government to waste a single day in getting started on delivering these improvements for Queenslanders.”
Dr Michael said the Club would also be making sure the Government stuck to its promise of introducing mandatory fuel price reporting, which was one of the Club’s policy priorities.
“This is a huge win for RACQ members and all motorists,” she said.
“We fought hard for the opportunity for drivers to have the information at their fingertips about when and where to fill up, ensuring they could save the most amount of money.
“Access to real-time fuel price information takes the guesswork out of finding the best deal at the bowser and gives the power back to motorists so they can fill up for the cheapest price possible.
“We’ll also be making sure the Government examines the introduction of new rules to make drivers move over and give extra space at roadside incidents, as promised.”
MCE celebrates birthdayOne year ago the doors opened to RACQ’s Mobility Centre of Excellence (MCE) – the vehicle research, testing and training facility at Mount Cotton.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped work at the site with building and safety enhancements keeping the team busy, MCE Manager Jodi Neale said.
“We’ve installed a secondary fire-fighting system and new water mains, refreshed all safety signage and added new roadside safety barriers like the ones you see on the side of a highway,” Ms Neale said.
More infrastructure improvements are planned for this financial year.