Anthony Albanese’s Labor team has promised $5 million to upgrade the Brighton Foreshore if Labor is elected on May 21.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Catherine King said the project was delayed by the LNP-run Brisbane City Council after the 2011 floods but had not been reinstated despite multiple appeals and petitions by Federal Member for Lilley Anika Wells and Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy.
“An elected Albanese Labor Government will work with all levels of government to make the Brighton foreshore upgrade a reality,” Ms King said.
Ms Wells has made multiple budget submissions to the Morrison Government for funding.
“After years of broken promises from Adrian Schrinner and the Brisbane City Council, this upgrade is long overdue,” Ms Wells said.
“The foreshore is one of Lilley’s most beautiful natural attractions, and an essential element of recreation for Northsiders on the weekends, particularly for those in Brighton and Sandgate.”
Councillor Cassidy said this upgrade is vital to ensure this iconic stretch is preserved for generations to come.
“Sections of the footpath are narrow, dangerous, and breaking apart,” Cr Cassidy said.
“On the weekend, you will struggle to find seating and picnic facilities, and there are no toilets between Sandgate Pool and Decker Park.”
If the Albanese Labor government is elected, Ms Wells has promised to begin community consultation as quickly as possible to ensure the people of Brighton have their say on the project.