CAPALABA MP Don Brown has slammed the state opposition for failing to commit any of its $1 billion infrastructure war chest to state controlled roads in the Redlands.
In a shot across the bows ahead of the October election, Mr Brown said LNP leader Deb Frecklington's visit to the bay islands showed that the opposition had failed to establish a local roads and transport plan.
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"Sealing some roads on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, which the Mayor promised to do in 2016, is no Redlands transport plan," Mr Brown said.
"Out of her much touted $1 billion roads plan for south-east Queensland, Redland city received nothing towards state controlled roads."
LNP candidate Henry Pike refuted the claims and said a sizeable portion of the fund would be put towards projects that would benefit the Redlands.
He said local roads had been subject to years of neglect from Labor government and they required a significant cash injection to be brought up to standard.
"Labor has been in power in Queensland for 25 of the last 30 years, during that time the population of the Redlands has boomed but our state roads have remained largely the same," Mr Pike said.
"Redlands has become a forgotten corner of the state when it comes to infrastructure investment, and the LNP is determined to change that."
Redlands MP Kim Richards said Ms Frecklington had a track record of ignoring the Redlands, having done so while assistant treasurer during the Newman era.
"I have fought hard to ensure Redlands gets our fair share of roads and public transport funding by delivering $60 million for stage one of the Cleveland-Redland Bay Road duplication, a road the LNP weren't going to look at until 2025," she said.
Mr Pike said Labor had failed to tackle a full scale duplication of the road, wasted $500,000 on a bypass study and given commuters headaches at the $10 million bus station.
"We know Labor won't fix our roads because they've been in power for 25 of the last 30 years and have shown no interest in doing so," he said.
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