WHILE a $200,000 business case might seem paltry within a $241.5 million roads and drainage bill, council is pointing to the Southern Gateway Motorway as a critical link to the city’s future road system.
The business case would look at a link between the Logan Motorway and industrial and enterprise hubs at Berrinba, Crestmead, Park Ridge and North Maclean.
It would connect the City of Logan with Port of Brisbane and support freight movement to Sydney and Melbourne.
One of the biggest projects would be the widening of Loganlea Road, to six lanes between University Drive at Meadowbrook and the M1.
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said it was important the business case for the Southern Gateway Motorway began as soon as possible.
“This is an essential connecting motorway which would support our fast-growing city and booming industry sector for the next 25 years and beyond,” Cr Power said.
“Suburbs including Berrinba and Crestmead offer enormous manufacturing, warehouse and employment potential, but the development of these areas has been hamstrung by an over-reliance on Wembley Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway.
“We need to get this motorway built and we are pleased to contribute this money to take the first step.”