Labor welcomes the Morrison Government’s decision to match our commitment to duplicate the Linkfield Road overpass on the Gympie Arterial Road.
Currently two lanes merge into one just before drivers turn north on to the Gympie Arterial Road, making it a notorious stretch for accidents and traffic congestion.
The bottleneck has been identified by the state’s peak roads body, the RACQ, as a key priority for government action.
In August Federal Labor committed to partner with the Palaszczuk Government to build the overpass as part of our plan to tackle traffic congestion, which acts as a hand brake on productivity and is reducing our quality of life.
The Coalition’s decision to copy our policy is great news for residents of the electorates of Dickson and Petrie because it guarantees this important project will proceed.
This is another example of Labor leading from Opposition.
While Coalition MPs have spent this year attacking each other, we’ve been hard at work on policy development to attack problems that matter to Australians, including traffic congestion.
After five years of cuts to infrastructure investment, it is no surprise that the Coalition is now copying Labor’s common sense plans.
But to make an even bigger impact on traffic congestion in South-East Queensland, Prime Minister Scott Morrison should also adopt Labor’s plan to invest in Brisbane’s Cross River Rail project, which the Coalition foolishly cancelled when it took office in 2013.