The Liberal National Party is putting Moggill Rd congestion in the spotlight and ramping up pressure on the Labor Government to commit funds in the looming State Budget.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington and Moggill MP Dr Christian Rowan visited the Bellbowrie Tavern today and discussed worsening congestion on Moggill Rd.
It followed a community forum at Kenmore Tavern on Wednesday night where Shadow Transport Minister Steve Minnikin and Dr Rowan heard from residents about transport issues in the region.
Dr Rowan also met with Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey earlier this month to discuss congestion in the region.
Dr Rowan said congestion in the electorates of Moggill, Maiwar, Miller and Mount Ommaney was increasing but planning to address transport concerns had stalled.
“Westside motorists are crawling along clogged roads trying to take their kids to school, get to work themselves or head home to their families,” Dr Rowan said.
“Whether it’s Moggill Rd, the Centenary Highway or the Walter Taylor Bridge, bottlenecks in Brisbane’s west and southwest are terrible and getting worse.
“Nothing is in the pipeline that would deliver the infrastructure needed by communities in Brisbane’s west and southwest.”
Dr Rowan said the RACQ wrote to the Department of Main Roads ten years ago about how Moggill Rd was one of the poorest performing traffic corridors into the city.
“I have repeatedly called for the State Government to develop a plan involving road infrastructure and public transport solutions for the western suburbs,” Dr Rowan said.
Dr Rowan said the LNP had launched an online survey to take the pulse of motorists and bust congestion.
Results of the survey will help guide our policies and planning on congestion-busting projects.