Labor’s M1 Upgrade $175 million funding shortfall

Labor promised $206 million to widen the M1 from Varsity Lakes to Tugun and $25 million to upgrade exit 57.
But there is only $55 million in Labor’s costings – $176 million missing.

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THE LNP is accusing Labor of underfunding the Pacific Motorway upgrade by at least $175 million.

In a bombshell on election eve, the Opposition has gone through Labor’s costings and found the Government was selling voters short on M1 promises.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in her policy documents said Labor would commit $206 million to help fund the upgrade of the southern M1 between Varsity Lakes and Tugun.

A further $25 million would be allocated towards upgrading the Oxenford (Exit 57) interchange and $16 million to develop a business case for future upgrades of the M1 corridor between Eight Mile Plains and Logan Motorway.

But Labor costings released yesterday shows the “MI Action Plan” costed at a total of $55 million.

Opposition leader Tim Nicholls told the Gold Coast Bulletin: “Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor have lied to Gold Coast residents about their plans for the M1.

“It’s clear that they are short-changing Gold Coast residents in another secret plan revealed on the eve of the election.

“Labor has well and truly abandoned the Gold Coast and doesn’t care about fixing the M1 gridlock.

“The LNP is the only party that has put their money where it matters with a proper plan to get Gold Coast families home sooner and safer. We will fix the M1 once and for all while Labor’s plan is a fake.”

A Gold Coast Bulletin poll this morning after a crash delayed motorists on the M1 showed of three major projects — the highway upgrade, light rail extensions and cruise ship terminal — that the road was most on voter’s minds.

Almost 86 per cent of voters wanted it fixed.

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