A FEDERAL Liberal National MP sitting on Queensland's Bruce Highway taskforce has savaged a report aimed at securing funding.Federal Opposition Whip Warren Entsch, the member for the north Queensland seat of Leichhardt, said the report lacked detail, ignored the needs of communities along the Queensland coast, and the views of relevant federal MPs.
He said he would take no further part in the process.
"I am buggered if I can see any value in our contribution and can only come (to) the conclusion that the invitation to be part of this group was only window dressing and from my perspective, a complete waste of time," Mr Entsch wrote in a letter.
He referred to "bulls*** motherhood statements that do NOT reflect the concerns of my region".
"In my view the report will be soundly and justifiably condemned."
The 10-page Bruce Highway Action Plan, released last month, took six months to compile.
The Newman government said it was a technical report undertaken by engineers, and prioritises improvement projects for the 1700 kilometre national highway.
The 10-year plan was presented to the Bruce Highway Crisis Management Group, of which Mr Entsch is a member.
It was intended as a tool to lobby the federal government to bring forward $5 billion in funding.
Mr Newman went to the election saying his government would spend $1 billion on the highway over the next decade, if the federal government fast-tracked the $5 billion.
Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson said he hoped Mr Entsch's email was not a sign a federal coalition government would fail to properly fund highway upgrades.
"The leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, needs to make it clear to Queenslanders that he doesn't share the views of (Mr) Entsch," he said in a statement.
The RACQ motoring organisation, which also sits on the taskforce, said that if immediate action was not taken on the Bruce Highway, up to 400 people would die over the next 10 years.