RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said it was positive to see plans for the Gold Coast Light Rail progressing and the Club urged the State Government to keep the project on track for delivery.
“We know the Federal Government has committed $112 million and City of Gold Coast has promised its share too, so now we’re urging the Queensland Government to chip in and give this project the green light it needs and deserves,” Dr Michael said.
“It’ll play a critical role in managing congestion and improving local mobility in the future, so it’ll be a huge win for those who live, work and come to play on the Gold Coast.”
Dr Michael said it was important transport projects like the Sunshine Motorway (Mooloolah River Interchange), Centenary Motorway (Frederick Street to Sumners Road) and Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement (Kuraby to Beenleigh) progressed through the pipeline.
“Queensland has a significant transport infrastructure gap as evidenced by our worsening urban congestion and the poor safety record of our one and two star rated highways,” she said.
“We hope to see more of our priorities – listed in RACQ’s Mobility Matters Report – progress so more Queenslanders can safely, sustainably and productively get about our great State.”
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