Three Budgets, not a cent for M1

03 May 2016

A third federal LNP Budget has gone by without a cent of funding for improvements to the M1.

The Liberals have talked a big game about funding the M1, but have failed to put their money where their mouth is.

In contrast, Labor has announced a Shorten Labor Government will invest $168 million towards easing congestion on the M1 at the southbound Gateway merge.

Labor’s funding would be topped up by a $42 million investment from the Queensland Labor Government, and would go towards constructing additional southbound lanes on the M1 between Eight Mile Plains and Springwood.

Local people will be disappointed to hear that Malcolm Turnbull, Bert van Manen and the rest of the Federal LNP do not understand how congestion on the M1 severely affects families and businesses in our community.

Only a vote for Labor will see real action on the M1, putting people in the Brisbane-Logan-Gold Coast corridor first by dealing with congestion.