In response to a Question on Notice, Labor’s Minister for Transport and Main Roads has announced that Labor will not commence construction on the vital safety upgrade of the Mount Crosby Road-Warrego Highway Interchange until 2024.
Dr Christian Rowan MP, State Member for Moggill, says that the admission by the Palaszczuk State Labor Government that it will take another three years before Labor begins construction on the dangerous Mount Crosby Road-Warrego Highway Interchange is an insult to every local resident and motorist that relies on this vital road infrastructure.
“Local residents participated in the community consultation in good faith, and now they have discovered that Labor could not even get the basic planning fundamentals right, such as current and projected traffic volumes.
“Since I was first elected as the State Member for Moggill, I have called on the Palaszczuk State Labor Government to deliver an Integrated Road and Public Transport Plan with funded solutions.
“This is yet another clear example of how local residents are paying the price for Labor’s failure to properly plan for and manage growth in our area, and deliver the crucial infrastructure and services that our growing population both needs and deserves.
“This is first and foremost about enhancing road safety, and now local residents will have to wait until 2024 at best, before any work can begin to provide a safer commute.
“The Palaszczuk State Labor Government must urgently deliver this upgrade and not sit on its hands until 2024 – the safety of local residents and road users demand nothing less.”