10 January 2019
Congestion relief for Gold Coast roads is on the way as part of the next phase of the Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery program.
The Gold Coast City Council has received $23.67 million in funding from the Liberal National Government for the next five years to fund important road improvements – a $2.5 million boost from the previous five years.
Local MP Steven Ciobo said the investment is part of the Liberal National Government’s commitment to deliver the road infrastructure required to support the city’s economic growth.
“This funding means the Gold Coast City Council will be able to invest in upgrading local roads, which will improve safety and efficiency for all drivers, and contribute to our city’s economic growth.
“This investment also means Gold Coasters will be getting home sooner and safer instead of being stuck in traffic.”
The Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery Program assists councils with the ongoing maintenance of Australia’s local road infrastructure, facilitating greater access and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.
Mr Ciobo said it was part of the Liberal National Government’s commitment to tackling congestion on the Gold Coast which is a daily issue for commuters.
“This funding is further to the $1 billion we have committed to upgrading the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun and Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, as well as the $225 million upgrades currently underway between Varsity Lakes and Mudgeeraba and the Gateway Merge,” he said.
“We’ve also locked in $112 million for the extension of the Light Rail from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, building on the $460 million contribution from the first two stages.
“The Liberal National Government will continue to back the Gold Coast with economy building and congestion busting infrastructure.”