Forde MP Bert van Manen has welcomed the announcement from the Member for Macalister of matched funding for the upgrade of Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road after a 12 month delay from the QLD State Government.
Today’s announcement of matched funding follows a $5 million-dollar commitment secured by Mr van Manen during the 2019 federal election to upgrade the road between Milne Street and Tallagandra Road.
Mr van Manen said the upgrades were for the duplication of 500 metres of Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road between Milne Street and Tallagandra Road from 2 to 4 lane urban arterial standard connecting three intersections between the Milne Street roundabout to Tallagandra Road in Beenleigh.
“It’s important that growing communities west of Beenleigh are catered for with massive developments occurring in suburbs like Bahrs Scrub, Belivah, and Holmview adding to road congestion,” Mr van Manen said.
“We need to fix this road – that’s why I put $5 million dollars on the table last year and another $14.4 million dollars this year for road safety upgrades between Beaudesert and Wolffdene,” Mr van Manen said.