Today I spoke to Cairns Regional Councillor Brett Moller, about the southern highway upgrade. Listen below to our discussion.
Both the north and south sides of Cairns are undergoing major highway upgrades that are long overdue. Construction on the southern roads from Woree to Port Smith started in 2018 and to the relief of many motorists will be soon finished. However, northern residents will have to keep waiting because the majority of the funding for the Western Arterial Road is not expected to be spent until 2024-25. Far North Queensland is experiencing a huge influx of southerners eager to enjoy the tropical lifestyle. Hopefully, our roads will be ready so our economy can continue to welcome more residents and reap the benefits.