LNP Shadow Cabinet today visited the Ashgrove and Mount Coot-tha electorates to see first-hand local road network problems, LNP Candidate for Ashgrove Campbell Newman said.
Mr Newman said he believed it was the first time an entire Shadow Cabinet or Cabinet had hopped on a bus to see for themselves the problems facing local motorists in the Ashgrove electorate.
“The Shadow Cabinet met with residents at the Samford/Wardell intersection to hear their concerns about Labor’s botched handling of a rushed upgrade that was first raised 20 years ago,” Mr Newman said.
“The LNP team also looked at problem intersections at Elimatta Drive/Stewart Road/Wardell Street and Waterworks Road/Jubilee Terrace.”
He said the Shadow Cabinet also met with LNP Candidate for Mount Coot-tha, Saxon Rice, to hear about the much needed upgrade of the notorious bottle neck at Macgregor Terrace/Jubilee Terrace/Coopers Camp Rd.
Mr Newman said there were many congestion problems in the local area, which led to rat running and frustrating delays for motorists.
“If an LNP Government is elected we will look at a solution to deal with traffic congestion along the whole corridor,” Mr Newman said.
“The problem is, the state is on the way to being broke and hurtling towards $85 billion in debt with interest payments alone of $100 million per week so we need to plan carefully and deliver affordable solutions for the local area.”
Following their examination of the transport network and infrastructure problems, the LNP Shadow Cabinet met at the Ashgrove Golf Club.
Prior to the meeting a large group of community members attended a morning tea at the Ashgrove Bowls Club with the Shadow Cabinet.