MALCOLM Turnbull will today pour $100 million into the Bennelong electorate to build a major transport hub, as the Liberal Party fights to hold onto the seat to secure a governing majority.
Victoria’s Andrews government will splash out $16.5 billion on a “mega freeway” connecting Melbourne’s northern fringe with its eastern suburbs, as it makes a play for votes with a blockbuster infrastructure package ahead of the 2018 election.
THE M1 car park will cost Gold Coast workers travelling to Brisbane more than $400 million in lost wages each year unless a solution is found to the gridlock.
The estimated congestion cost is conservative because it only assumes delayed travel times on the Pacific Motorway will be extended by 30 minutes each way.
The forecast is made from using the latest Treasury figures which predict the Coast workforce travelling to Brisbane will increase to 45,000 in 2040-41.
MOTORING group RACQ has added pressure to the Government for a massive overhaul of roads and public transport claiming the southeast was facing choking congestion unless funding was allocated.
Its top 10 transport projects included the development of the Cross River Rail, a north-south urban arterial to relieve pressure on the Bruce Highway and a north west transport corridor.
RACQ spokesman Paul Turner said the region was facing the prospect of being smothered by long commutes and crowded, unreliable public transport if government failed to keep up the pace of new funding.