MP calls for road investment to be extended

A welcome investment in road infrastructure is now underway, with a multimillion project to resurface the Sunshine Motorway between Maroochydore and Peregian Springs.

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said nearly 60 jobs would be supported for the duration of works, which are expected to take 12 weeks.

“This is a much-needed investment in local jobs and our economy as we begin the long process of recovery,” Mr Purdie said.

Mr Purdie said the roadworks, estimated to cost close to $8million, will see three separate sections of asphalt removed and replaced, with works due to commence at Peregian Springs.

The works will be done at night, between 7pm and 5am, to minimise any inconvenience for motorists.

“As we look to help the local economy recover, there has never been a more important time for the State Government to invest in significant infrastructure projects that support local jobs,” Mr Purdie said.

Mr Purdie said there was a number of critical infrastructure projects that he would like to see the State Government invest in across the region.

“While this is a step in the right direction, it should be a catalyst for investing in other significant job-creating road infrastructure projects on the Sunshine Coast.

“I urge the Palaszczuk Labor Government to fast-track major projects like the upgrades to the Coolum road network, which will not only help bust congestion, but also boost employment at a time when we are staring down the barrel of an economic crisis.”