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LNP to deliver renewed Bruce Highway Action Plan

20th November 2017

  • LNP’s renewed 10-year Bruce Highway Action Plan will ensure the projects that Annastacia Palaszczuk has neglected will be delivered
  • Only the LNP can be trusted to get on with the job of building the infrastructure our state needs
  • Labor are not interested in delivering infrastructure projects for regional communities across Queensland – they are more interested in building a $15 billion tunnel in Brisbane

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will upgrade key sections of the Bruce Highway as part of its plan to build the infrastructure the state needs.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said in 2012 the LNP inherited a Bruce Highway that was run down and unsafe after more than a decade of neglect under successive Labor Governments.

The RACQ labelled the Bruce Highway as the most deadly road in the nation.

“We needed a plan to make the Bruce Highway safe, flood resilient and able to cope with the state’s growth,” Mr Nicholls said.

“We’re now starting to see the benefits of the $8.5 billion Bruce Highway Action Plan the Liberal National Party funded with the Federal Coalition.

“From Cairns to Brisbane, projects along the Bruce Highway worth millions of dollars have been delivered or are under construction thanks to the former LNP government.

“Only the LNP will deliver these extra Bruce Highway upgrades on top of the existing plan for the Bruce.”

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Infrastructure Minister Deb Frecklington said Annastacia Palaszczuk had done nothing but cut road spending over the past three years.

She said the LNP’s renewed 10-year Bruce Highway Action Plan would ensure the projects that Annastacia Palaszczuk had neglected would be delivered.

“Unlike Annastacia Palaszczuk, the LNP will work with the Federal Government, not against them, to deliver the infrastructure our state needs,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Instead of sitting around talking about it, the LNP has put its money where its mouth is and will actually deliver these vital projects for our state that will create local jobs.

“Labor are certainly not interested in delivering these projects for communities across Queensland – they are more interested in building a $15 billion tunnel in Brisbane.”

Projects to be delivered under the LNP’s renewed Bruce Highway Action Plan:

  • Bruce Highway - Liverpool Creek to Cowley Beach Road re-alignment
  • Bruce Highway - Bowen Intersection Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Collinvale Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Mackay Northern Access Upgrade - Stage 2
  • Bruce Highway - Curve Re-Alignment North of Miriam Vale
  • Bruce Highway - Buxton Road Intersection upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Gympie Approaches Intersection Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Meunga, Sunbeam and Lily Creek Deviation
  • Bruce Highway - Svensson Road Intersection Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway - Goorganga Plains Bruce Highway fast-track the planning
  • Bruce Highway - Currajong Creek Bridge Upgrade