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    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt
    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    LNP road toll plan revealed

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    LNP road toll plan revealed

    Tim Nicholls secret plan to introduce new tolls to Queensland roads and make budget cuts has been revealed, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today.

    Mr Pitt said questions buried in a survey sent to Queensland residents revealed the LNP could  inflict new tolls on motorists and make budget cuts as part of their user pays approach for their election promises.

    “Tim Nicholls has been very coy on how he will fund his election promises,” Mr Pitt said.

    “Now we see the proof that the LNP is seriously considering inflicting a cuts and tolls on Queenslanders.

    “Coupled with revelations last week that the Federal Liberal-National coalition would allow toll funded roads to be financed through NAIF, this is damning.

    "It's not the first time they've floated the idea either - former LNP Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney considered it during a visit to Innisfail last term.

    “Which roads will the LNP toll? That’s the question that Queensland motorists will want to know the answer to.”

    Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the LNP’s current roads policy was a flimsy one-page document.

    “Obviously, they are waiting to work out which roads they will toll so they can work out which roads they will fund,” he said.

    “It’s time for Tim Nicholls to finally be open and honest with Queenslanders and stop ducking the tough questions.

    “He just can’t keep saying he won’t rule anything in and won’t rule anything out.

    “If he can’t rule out any deals with One Nation, perhaps he could tell Queenslanders which Queensland roads will be tolled under an LNP Government?”

    Mr Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government had released its plan for roads funding.

    “The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2017-18 to 2020-21 outlines close to $21 billion of investment over the next four years,” he said.

    “And there are no secret toll roads.”

    Media contact: Lindsay Marshall 0447 316 432