Independent Capalaba candidate plans transport campaign

CAPALABA road infrastructure is the main game for Capalaba Independent candidate for Capalaba Jason Lavender.

ROADS PLAN: Capalaba candidate Jason Lavender.

ROADS PLAN: Capalaba candidate Jason Lavender.

Mr Lavender said road upgrades would be his main priority if elected.

“I will not back down on this issue. I will fight until the people of this electorate see major transport infrastructure works being delivered to these roads,” he said.

“In today’s fast paced world, the only thing not moving is the traffic in and out of the Capalaba electorate.

“Travel Old Cleveland Road, Finucane Road, Redland Bay Road, Mount Cotton or Duncan Roads any day during peak hour traffic and I hope you have packed the picnic hamper, as you will certainly have enough time for a serve of scones, jam and cream and a coffee.”

Mr Lavender said locals were wasting precious hours sitting in cars commuting.

“One of the biggest issues raised from my discussions with residents and business owners, is the sheer frustration they have with the inadequate and antiquated road infrastructure,” he said.

“I see it too after a long day working. I just want to get home to my children,= but the poor state of our road

infrastructure simply doesn’t make a quick trip possible.”

An example where work was sought outside the electorate to help locals was the Old Cleveland and Tilley Road intersection at Chandler.

Mr Lavender said the Eastern Busway extension to Capalaba and the rail duplication to Cleveland also were needed.

”Transport infrastructure upgrades are required now, not in five, 10 or 15 years,” he said.

“In fact, most were required at least five years ago.”

Mr Lavender said he was a true independent candidate, despite some people suggesting otherwise.