Currumbin Infrastructure Needs Ignored by ALP

16 Mar 2016 12:58 PMJann Stuckey

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for once again overlooking the urgent infrastructure needs of the electorate as a recent report revealed no new infrastructure for the region.

Ms Stuckey, has long been championing for the continued upgrade of the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun, and with the population expected to grow significantly in the next decade, she is angry the ALP have dropped the ball on addressing the southern Gold Coast’s biggest infrastructure problem.

“My electorate have made it clear time and time again that the M1 upgrade is one of the top priorities in our community, but the Palaszczuk Government continues to ignore us,” said Ms Stuckey.

“Congestion is already a huge problem on the Gold Coast yet it appears this Labor State Government have not even completed a business case to put to the Federal Government to proceed with planning for the section of motorway between Varsity and Tugun.

“The State Infrastructure Plan Strategy clearly details that by the year 2036 the Gold Coast’s population is set to grow by another 300,000 putting added pressure on the region’s roads, schools and health care.

“The strategy part of the plan clearly shows that the issues surrounding the M1 need to be addressed, but Palaszczuk and her Government remain frozen at the wheel,” says Ms Stuckey.

[ENDS] 16/03/2016