Wednesday, 8 November 2017

LNP Noosa MP Glen Elmes has announced an LNP Government will invest $19 million to bust congestion on Beckmans Road.

Mr Elmes said for too long the Noosa community had been stuck in traffic and Labor has done nothing to fix it.

“Noosa residents have suffered terribly from a lack of new infrastructure projects under Labor’s Annastacia Palaszczuk. A great example of this is the $63 million she slashed from the region’s road infrastructure this year,” Mr Elmes said.

“Enough is enough – an LNP Government will upgrade Beckmans Road.

“This upgrade is vital, as traffic volumes in this area are increasing by 3 per cent each year with a growing population and an increase in tourism.

“Beckmans Road has reached saturation point, causing gridlock and congestion at other major intersections that feed Eumundi-Noosa Road and Cooroy-Noosa Road.

“The planning for the Beckmans Road Upgrade has been all but complete for some time and is scheduled to be conducted in three stages. The LNP’s commitment of $19 million will kick start the first two most urgent sections. The first being the highly congested Eumundi-Noosa Road school section, followed by Queensland fourth most dangerous intersection at Cooroy-Noosa Road.

“Instead of sitting around talking about building infrastructure like Labor and Annastacia Palaszczuk, the LNP has put its money where its mouth is and will invest in this vital piece of Noosa’s infrastructure,”.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said Annastacia Palaszczuk had cut billions of dollars of infrastructure spending over the past three years.

“A vote for anyone other than the LNP will see a return of a do-nothing Labor Government which has the wrong priorities and has taken the people of Noosa for granted,” Mr Nicholls said.

“Only a vote for the LNP’s Glen Elmes will see the Beckmans Road upgrade become a reality.”

“The Beckmans Road upgrade is all a part of our plan to Build a Better Queensland by building a better Noosa.”

Media Contact: Glen Elmes 5319 3100




I have provided correspondence from the then Minister which clearly shows there was no agreement with the State Government - click here

Click here to see the media release issued by then Member for Noosa, Cate Molloy after her ‘stoush’ with Bob Abbot on the Beckmans Road issue.