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Mayors travel to Canberra to fight for road funding

Mayor Paul Pisasale received the Queensland Local Hero Award for 2010 at a ceremony in Brisbane on Thursday.
Mayor Paul Pisasale received the Queensland Local Hero Award for 2010 at a ceremony in Brisbane on Thursday. Sarah Keayes

SOUTH-EAST Queensland mayors will travel to Canberra this week to fight for federal funding for south-east Queensland priority projects.

Council of Mayors (SEQ) chairman Graham Quirk said south-east Queensland mayors would attend two days of meetings with government and Opposition representatives to fight for a fair share of federal funding on behalf of the one in seven Australians who live in south-east Queensland.

"The lead up to a federal election gives us the perfect opportunity to lay south-east Queensland's "ready to go" projects on the table of the major parties," he said.

"We will be taking our list of 'Give A Beep' transport upgrades with us, focusing on making SEQ's transport links safe and efficient to boost local business productivity and ultimately create more jobs in local communities.

"In particular we will be seeking commitments for the Toowoomba second range crossing and the Pacific Motorway, which have again fallen through the cracks as the election looms.

"Everyone from families to truckies to tradies will benefit from faster, safer transport links."

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