Toowoomba Second Range Crossing safety concerns

Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said serious delays to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project demonstrate Labor’s inability to manage the construction of key projects for Queenslanders.

“Today’s news today that it was ‘tools down’ on this critical project on February 9 is a blow to business and everyday Queenslanders who need this road built and built now,” Ms Frecklington said.

“The Palaszczuk Government awarded the contract to Nexus in July 2015 and have been in charge of the project but refuse to take responsibility.*

“Labor’s latest failure to properly oversee the project comes only a week after it was announced construction could be delayed by seven months and ongoing industry concerns with the secrecy around toll prices.

“The LNP fully funded the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing after years of inaction from Labor.

“Under the LNP the Second Range Crossing was on time and on budget - clearly under Labor it’s off the rails.”

LNP Member for Toowoomba North, Trevor Watts said the people of Toowoomba and south east Queensland shouldn’t be forced to wait for this game-changing road to open because of the Palaszczuk Government’s incompetence.

“Workers have the right to work in safety, Labor need to fix this mess without further delay,” Mr Watts said.

“Under the LNP the project was set to open in mid to late 2018 but that deadline has blown out under lazy Labor.”