15 May 2012

Ipswich Motorway upgrade from Goodna to Dinmore officially opened

PIC: Federal Minister Anthony Albanese opens the upgraded Ipswich Motorway at Redbank.

Federal Transport and Infratructure Minister Anthony Albanese, State Transport Minister Scott Emerson, Member for Blair Shayne Neumann, Member for Oxley Bernie Ripoll, Mayor Paul Pisasale and Cr Paul Tully attended the official opening of the $1.95 billion Ipswich Motorway upgrade at Redbank this morning.

The Darra to Dinmore stretch of the Ipswich Motorway is now a magnificent connection between the cities of Brisbane and Ipswich.

Ipswich Councillor Paul Tully said he was still amazed the former Member for Blair Cameron Thompson had opposed the upgrade of the Ipswich Motorway west of Goodna and had campaigned actively against it.

"His plan was to build a Goodna bypass with multiple bridges across the Brisbane River west of Wacol which would have destroyed the quiet suburb of Moggill and would have meant the Ipswich Motorway west of Gailes would never have been upgraded.

"Prime Minister Kevin Rudd ensured this insanity never prevailed," Cr Tully said.

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