LNP to explore more Brisbane River crossings - Better Queensland

LNP to explore more Brisbane River crossings

  • The LNP commits $3 million to investigate future pedestrian and cycle crossings over the Brisbane River
  • LNP will listen and plan with the local community to explore additional Brisbane Riverwalks and Crossings
  • Only the LNP will build a Better Queensland by building the roads, bridges and dams Queenslanders need

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will invest $3 million to explore opportunities to extend Brisbane’s pedestrian and cycle crossings over the Brisbane River.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said an LNP Government would build on Brisbane’s lifestyle opportunities and relieve congestion in the city by undertaking the study.

“The Brisbane River is the focal point of our city and is enjoyed by many locals as well as our domestic and international tourists,” Mr Nicholls said.

“You only have to look at how busy the Victoria Bridge, Goodwill Bridge and the Story Bridge are with cars, pedestrians and cyclists to see that we need more vital river infrastructure.

“This is why an LNP Government I lead will invest $3 million to begin planning for the future and identify projects which complement the Brisbane River.

 “We need to plan for the future now, so Brisbane remains a liveable city for both locals and tourists to enjoy for generations to come.”

Mr Nicholls said the projects would support public and active transport and help relieve congestion in Brisbane.

“Queenslanders are sick of tired of a do-nothing Labor Government and this is why the LNP is undertaking a study to listen, plan and act in consultation with the local community,” Mr Nicholls said. 

“Queenslanders tell me they are sick of sitting in traffic, which is why we will invest $3 million to find alternative river crossings to reduce congestion.

“There is increasing development and population growth in our river city and we will undertake this study to determine how future infrastructure can best meet this growth.” 

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