A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $2 million to deliver the Garden Island Highway Feasibility Study, which will determine the cost, design, scope and benefits of an upgraded highway to support significantly increased traffic to and from HMAS Stirling.
Liberal Candidate for Brand, Peter Hudson, said this upgrade would benefit thousands of local residents in the community each day.
“I have spoken to many locals who have identified traffic along Parkin Street and Cape Peron as one of their biggest issues for this Federal Election,” Mr Hudson said.
“The City of Rockingham has also recognised that the road network is currently operating at capacity and have also sensibly advocated for this feasibility study.
“This feasibility study will help us work out how to deliver a project that will fix the traffic congestion while also protecting our local environment. We can do both.
“Unlike the Labor Party who unfortunately take seats like Brand for granted, I am listening to the people I am seeking to represent, and the message I have heard loud and clear is that people want their Federal MP to do their job and fix this issue.
“Labor’s opposition to this important project shows that they’re out of touch with the day to day issues affecting the Brand residents.
“I am immensely proud to be giving the people of Brand a real choice at this election as someone who will listen, fight for and represent local residents and address their concerns.”
Only the Morrison Government has a plan to continue delivering a strong economy and a stronger future for residents across Brand.