Petition says NO to removal of Exit 93

1 Apr 2016 2:20 PMJann Stuckey

The people of Currumbin have made it clear in a recent e-petition that they do not support Labor’s plans to remove southbound Exit 93 on the M1.

Nearly 2,500 people signed an e-petition sponsored by Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey, calling on the Palaszczuk Government to review the outdated Pacific Motorway upgrade plans, which recommends removal of the existing M1 exit to Guineas Creek Road.

Ms Stuckey, a long-time campaigner for upgrades to the Pacific Motorway (M1), says if the Labor Government’s plans proceed they will severely impact residents of the Currumbin electorate.

“Removal of Exit 93 is one of our ‘sleeper issues’ where decisions made eight years ago would now create negative results,” said Ms Stuckey.

“Since Labor unveiled these plans in 2008 a lot has changed here on the Gold Coast.

“Community members have responded to this petition indicating they will not stand by and allow this frequently used exit be taken from them without a fight.

“Our local community have made it very clear that the loss of this exit would have a detrimental effect on local traffic putting more pressure on already congested roads and
cut off direct access to the Pines Shopping Centre and local schools.

“Widening of the M1 to ease traffic congestion remains a top priority for the people in the Currumbin electorate.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government must give a guarantee to the residents of Currumbin that they will revisit infrastructure planning for this section of road.

“That is why I’m calling on the state Government to rethink the current plan and commit to the widening of the M1.