South East Queensland Mayors are banding together to encourage the public to push for a better transport system.
They’re asking you to get on line and give a beep.
Whitney Angell reports.
Council of Mayors Chairman Graham Quirk outlined that the Give a Beep campaign is aimed at securing more federal funding.
Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor: “We are making a plea to both the government and to the opposition to not forget the South East Queensland.”
He listed 36 critical projects including the Pacific Highway upgrade and the proposed second range crossing linking Toowoomba.
The campaign is aimed at all residents in South East Queensland and as well as the web site, a billboard will travel around the region ensuring maximum exposure.
Paul Pisasale, Ipswich Mayor: “We want to make sure that no matter where you live in South East Queensland, one of the fastest growing areas in Australia, that the right infurstructure is there whether you live in Toowoomba or anywhere in South East Queensland, it’s important for all of us.”
Extra funding would reduce congestion, boost local business’ productivity and ultimately create more jobs in city and regional communities.
The more support the campaign recieves for South East Queenslanders, the greater power the councils will hold when fighting for their share of the federal budget.
To show your support go to www.giveabeep.com.au and hit the beep button.
Whitney Angell, QUT News.