Linkfield Rd duplication: fully funded and brought forward

Thanks to our local campaign and petition the Federal government has brought forward the promised money for the Linkfield Rd upgrade. Major infrastructure projects require support from Federal governments. The state government remains committed to upgrading north-bound on-ramps at Linkfield Rd and along with the Federal government is co-funding a full overpass duplication of Linkfield Rd.

Our community couldn't wait until 2026 for this duplication- now planning and early works will commence in the 2019-20 financial year.

Infrastructure Spending

The Government needs to bring infrastructure funding foward on vital projects like the Linkfield Rd upgrade to ease congestion and boost local jobs.

Posted by Anika Wells MP on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MP for Lilley, Anika Wells, talking about Linkfield Rd

In the 2019 Federal election, both Labor and the LNP committed to fund a duplication of the Linkfield Rd overpass. The Labor federal commitment would have delivered $100 million in the first term of a Labor government, the LNP commitment would deliver $100 million at some point in the future. The assumption from the Federal government budget papers was that this funding would come through some time after 2022. What we now know is that the Federal LNP government had zero dollars for Linkfield Rd until 2026!

Current funding profile:

Source: Parliamentary hansard.

Response to Question on Notice to Minister Bailey.