State Government sceptical over Canberra’s Light Rail information leak

The Queensland Government is concerned about the validity of the Federal Government’s leaked plan for stage three of the Light Rail.

Information about the $112 million development has been widely reported, with the Gold Coast City Council welcoming the plan.

However, Main Roads and Transport Minister Mark Bailey said he’s not seen any proof this is true.


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“I think we’ve got a good reason to be suspicious,” he told MyGC.

“They’ve leaked the information but won’t confirm anything, that’s very strange, we need to see a fair deal for infrastructure on the Gold Coast.”

The Minister added he’s not spoken to anyone from the Federal Government about any developments on the Gold Coast.

For the stage three to go ahead, there’ll need to be a split in funding between the local Council, State and Federal Government.

Mr Bailey said Federal LNP MP Karen Andrews has refused to clarify information surrounding the proposal.

“She needs to better than get a 16 per cent contribution from the Federal Government,” he said.

“This would be a cut on previous contributions from Federal Governments on stage one and stage two.”

MORE ON THE LATEST LIGHT RAIL DEVELOPMENTS:

New look at Light Rail Stage 3A as funding stoush begins – Monday 3 September 2018

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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