SEQ Mayors are using the lead-up to the Federal Election to push for local projects to be funded, after a meeting on Tuesday.
Council of Mayors SEQ Chair and Brisbane Lord Mayor Cr Graham Quirk said residents need to ask Federal election candidates how they plan to fund and deliver the major infrastructure projects needed in this corner of the state.
He mentioned several projects that have already been promised including stage two of the Gold Coast Light Rail system, saying they need to be delivered in a speedy manner.
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“We are seeking a commitment from the Federal political parties to fund and deliver the next round of infrastructure needed to get our region moving again.
“While other states and territories have seen major infrastructure projects given the green light in the past months, South East Queenslanders are still in the dark when it comes to the major parties’ plans for the future of our region.
“We cannot risk stalling the SEQ economy which contributes so much across Queensland and nationally, which is why innovative and farsighted decisions are needed right now.
“I urge local residents to ask your Federal candidate how they plan to fund and deliver the infrastructure we need to get South East Queensland’s roads moving.”
The #GetSEQMoving campaign will run until the Federal election on 2 July. The campaign will demand a firm commitment from our major political parties to address SEQ’s lagging infrastructure.
Key SEQ infrastructure priorities include an upgrade and alternative route for the Pacific Motorway, the Ipswich Motorway (Darra to Rocklea), North Coast Rail Line duplication, and prioritisation of the SEQ section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.
A complete list of SEQ infrastructure priorities can be viewed in the Council of Mayors’ (SEQ) Federal advocacy document, A Shared Future: Collaborative Opportunities for South East Queensland at seqmayors.qld.gov.au.