LNP uses Madden’s funds call to question minister
THE State Opposition has seized on Jim Madden’s call for his own government to fund an upgrade to the Cunningham Highway.
In question time on Thursday, the LNP’s Member for Glass House Andrew Powell quoted the QT’s article where Mr Madden said the government should fix the Amberley interchange.
“I've made it clear, I think the State Government should accept the 50-50 proposal,” Mr Madden said earlier this month.
In Parliament’s fiery question time Mr Powell asked why Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey had not listened to his own MP’s demand and funded an upgrade to the highway.
Mr Bailey said it was up to the Federal Government to provide 80 per cent of the project cost, with the interchange outside an urban area.
It is understood the Department of Transport and Main Roads has allocated $55 million to upgrading the notorious intersection between 2020 and 2022.
The remaining $115 million will be allocated beyond then.
The Australian Government has committed $170 million to upgrade the intersection.