Federal Labor one-ups the LNP’s commitment to the ‘park and ride’ facilities on the Gold Coast

Federal Labor is expected to announce this morning that they will match the LNP’s commitment to upgrade park and ride facilities on the Gold Coast.

The LNP yesterday announced they would upgrade the car parks at Coomera and Beenleigh if they were re-elected, to add hundreds of extra parks for train commuters.

This morning, Labor is expected to match that commitment and go one further, also upgrading the Ormeau park and ride facility as well.


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If elected, a Shorten Labour government has also pledged to upgrade exit 45 in Ormeau.

They’ve already pledged to match the federal government’s commitments to widen the M1 basically from Mudgeeraba down to Tugun.

Labor has also already committed to upgrade exit 41 at Yatala and exit 49 at Pimpama.

Labor Senator Murray Watt told myGC these upgrades will make a huge difference for Gold Coast commuters heading to and from Brisbane everyday.

“One of the best ways we can relieve traffic on the M1 is to encourage people onto trains, but alot of the time people find it difficult to find car parks at the park and rides.

“We want to help more people catch the train and get off the M1.

“These are great announcements for the Gold Coast, and should make a real difference to the travel times for those travelling between the Gold Coast and Brisbane and really improve road safety as well,” Senator Watt said.

Related article: Federal government unveils $45m deal for Gold Coast infrastructure upgrades

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Is there some way to stop FEDERAL politicians making promises to spend money on micro-local issues? This is a council issue. Perhaps council and state government at most. Just ridiculous.

Might be a local issue but it is desperately needed. Also needed is better bus service for school students to access school including for children in rural or semi- rural areas.