State Member for Redlands Matt McEachan MP has welcomed Mayor Karen Williams’ innovative solution to fix one of our most congested local roads.

Mayor Williams recently announced Council funding and support to fast track the upgrade of Cleveland Redland Bay Road.

Mr McEachan said he would support any proposal to one of the worst roads in Redlands.

“I’ve been fighting for upgrades to Cleveland Redland Bay Road since I was elected,” Mr McEachan said.

“So far the Palaszczuk Labor Government has ignored the needs of Redlanders because they clearly have no plan to pay for the roads we need right across Queensland.”

Mayor Williams’ unique funding proposal is strongly supported by local Councillors Julie Talty and Mark Edwards and has received in principal support from the LNP Opposition including Shadow Minister for Main Roads, Fiona Simpson MP.

Mr McEachan called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to support any proposal to fix congested local roads.

“Given the Palaszczuk Government has no plan to fix our roads, I ask them to strongly consider this unique proposal by Mayor Williams.

“It’s time all levels of government worked together to give Redlanders safe and reliable local roads.” Mr McEachan said.

[ENDS] 14 March 2016