No Boyd Street Interchange for 20 Years

15 Jul 2008 2:07 PMJann Stuckey

15 July 2008

A response to a petition tabled in the Queensland Parliament by Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin, for an interchange at Boyd Street, Tugun offers no changes for 20 years.

“The petition containing almost 500 signatures was tabled in Parliament on April 16, as a result of the Queensland Government’s decision to drop the construction of an interchange at Boyd Street, Tugun from the original Tugun Bypass plans,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Local residents feared a huge increase in traffic movements along Boyd Street with new development in the area in Queensland and New South Wales.

“In his response, the Minister said that the Department of Main Roads had undertaken detailed research on current and future traffic movements relating to the Tugun Bypass, which showed vehicle demand will not warrant construction of an interchange at Boyd Street for at least another 20 years.

“Furthermore, the Minister has placed the responsibility for the construction of this vital piece of infrastructure solely on their New South Wales counterparts, citing future development over the border for generating the need for this interchange.

“The Minister has also advised that a transport master planning study will be undertaken around the Barneys Point-Stewart Road section of the Pacific Highway in at least six months time, once the traffic on the Tugun Bypass has normalised,” Ms Stuckey said.