Lawrence Springborg is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to list the Eight Mile Intersection as a priority for funding.
Lawrence Springborg is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to list the Eight Mile Intersection as a priority for funding. Brenda Strong

VIDEO: Springborg calls on Palaszczuk Government to commit to Eight Mile funding

THE Eight Mile Intersection is a 'very serious safety issue' and should be marked as a priority by the Palaszczuk Government, according to Southern Downs MP Lawrence Springborg.

Addressing the media at a press conference in Toowoomba earlier today, Mr Springborg called on the State Government to list the intersection as a priority for funding.

MIXED VIEWS ON FUNDING FOR EIGHT MILE

"There is no doubt there is a need for it and of course if the funding comes forward it's 20% funding from the State Government and 80% from the Commonwealth," he said.

"The Commonwealth Government is not able to allocate the funding unless the State Government is prepared to mark it down as a priority.

"It was a priority under the LNP Government in Queensland - it should continue to be a priority."

Mr Springborg has been a campaigner for Eight Mile funding and upgrade for many years, working alongside Federal Maranoa MP Bruce Scott to secure a deal to make the intersection safer.

SCOTT WANTS FEDERAL FUNDS

"It will be a great safety benefit to not only the people of the Southern Downs but the hundreds of thousands of people that use that particular road on an annual basis," Mr Springborg said.

The State Opposition Leader is touring the Darling Downs this week, and will be in the Rose City tomorrow making an appearance at the Glennie Heights State School for the National Simultaneous Storytime event. 

Should the State Government commit to more funding for the Eight Mile intersection?

This poll ended on 27 May 2015.

Current Results

Yes

31%

No

68%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 



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