2022-23 Federal Budget: $3.9bn funding for QLD infrastructure projects

Monica Gameng   |   March 30, 2022
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Queensland will continue benefitting from the Australian Government’s record infrastructure investment with the recently announced 2022-23 Federal Budget that includes a $3.9 billion commitment for new and existing infrastructure projects in the State. 

The multi-billion-dollar investment will not only create jobs and drive economic growth but will also keep commuters as well as freight safe and moving. 

Since 2013, the Australian Government has invested more than $35.9 billion to deliver 349 road and rail infrastructure projects across Queensland, 155 of which have already been completed. 

Infrastructure projects in the State that are currently under construction are anticipated to support about 20,500 jobs over the life of the projects. 

“By investing in these projects we are delivering the infrastructure that the Australian economy needs to grow, to get Australians home sooner and safer, and generate thousands of jobs and new opportunities for small businesses right across the State. 

“Our investments in these infrastructure projects will support more than 11,000 direct and indirect jobs in Queensland over the construction life of these projects, providing certainty and security for businesses and communities across the State,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. 

Key new projects in Queensland funded through the 2022-23 Budget include: 

  • $1.6 billion for the Brisbane to Sunshine Coast (Beerwah-Maroochydore) rail extension 
  • $1.121 billion for the Brisbane to the Gold Coast (Kuraby – Beenleigh) Faster Rail Upgrade 
  • $150 million for the Brisbane Metro – Woolloongabba Station 
  • $396 million for the South East Queensland City Deal 
  • $27.2 million for three business cases for upgrades on the Bruce Highway between Anzac Highway between Anzac Avenue and Caboolture Bribie Island Road 
  • $22.5 million for Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games 2032 business case development 
  • $20 million for safety upgrades on the Brisbane Valley Highway 

On the other hand, funding for existing project and Roads of Strategic Importance corridors include: 

  • $68.5 million for the Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade bringing the total Australian Government funding to the corridor to $258.5 million 
  • $11.5 million for the Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade bringing the total Australian Government funding to the corridor to $211.5 million 

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the significant infrastructure investment will aid sustainable growth across Queensland as well as help secure the State’s long-term prosperity and liveability. 

“The $1.6 billion commitment in this Budget for the Beerwah-Maroochydore rail extension and the $1.121 billion for Kuraby – Beenleigh Faster Rail will bring enhanced connectivity between Brisbane and major regional centres to the north and south, forming part of a strategic 200 kilometre North-South rail corridor, with Brisbane at the centre. 

“The Kuraby to Beenleigh Faster Rail Upgrade will allow for the potential doubling of express and all stop services on the corridor, while the new rail extension to the Sunshine Coast could see travel times between Beerwah and Maroochydore be as low as 20 minutes. 

“With the 2032 Olympic Games just a decade away, it is critical that we plan and invest in the required infrastructure now so that Queensland is not only well equipped to host a successful Games, but can support sustainable growth over the coming decades,” Minister Fletcher said. 

Below is the list of new and existing projects that will receive funding through the $3.9 billion investment for Queensland. 

New Projects

Project Name Total Australian Government Contribution Regional Status Location
Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast (Beerwah-Maroochydore rail extension) $1.6 billion Urban South East QLD
Brisbane to the Gold Coast (Kuraby - Beenleight Faster Rail Upgrade) $1.121 billion Urban South East QLD
Brisbane Metro - Woolloongabba Station $150 million Urban Brisbane
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Capricorn Highway - Pavement Strengthening and Widening (Package 1) $60 million Regional Central QLD
Outback Way - Donohue Highway Progressive Sealing Package 3 $41.5 million Regional Boulia Shire Council
Gore Highway (Millmerran - Goondiwindi): Wyaga Creek Flood Improvement $36.2 million Regional Goondiwindi Regional Council
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Capricorn Highway - Pavement Strengthening and Widening (Package 2) $36 million Regional Central QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Flinders Highway (Hughenden - Richmond) - Progressive Upgrades $27.1 million Regional North QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Flinders Highway (Richmond - Julia Creek) - Upgrades at Alick Creek $24 million Regional North QLD
Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games 2032 - Business Case Development $22.5 million Urban South East QLD
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Landsborough Highway - Upgrades at McKinlay River $20.4 million Regional Central QLD
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Glenroy Road Upgrade $20 million Regional Rockhampton Regional Council
Brisbane Valley Highway Safety Upgrades $20 million Urban / Regional South East QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Flinders Highway (Richmond - Julia Creek) - Progressive Upgrades $18 million Regional North QLD
Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor Upgrade - Burketown-Normanton Road Upgrade $16 million Regional Carpentaria Shire Council
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Capricorn Highway - Pavement Strengthening and Widening (Package 3) $15.7 million Regional Central QLD
Phillips Creek Bridge Replacement $14.4 million Regional Burdekin Shire Council
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Winton-Jundah Road Progressive Sealing $13 million Regional Winton Shire Council
Coomera Connector Future Stages Business Case $11 million Urban Between Loganholme and Coomera in South East QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Richmond-Winton Road - Progressive Sealing, Strengthening and Widening $10.4 million Regional North QLD
Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor Upgrade - Gulf Developmental Road (Croydon - Georgetown) - Pavement Strengthening and Widening $9.6 million Regional Etheridge Shire
Bruce Highway (Anzac Avenue to Uhlmann Road) upgrade - Business Case $9.6 million Regional Mango Hill - Burpengary
Bruce Highway (Buchanan Road to Caboolture Bribie Island Road) upgrade - Business Case $9.6 million Regional Morayfield - Caboolture
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Bonnie Doon Road Upgrade $9.6 million Regional Central Highlands Regional Council
Bruce Highway (Uhlmann Road to Buchanan Road) upgrade - Business Case $8 million Regional Burpengary - Morayfield
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Flinders Highway - Bridge Replacement at Canal Creek $8 million Regional North QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Dingo Park Road Intersection Upgrade $8 million Regional Townsville
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Artillery Road and Greenlake Road Upgrades $6.2 million Regional Livingstone Shire Council
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Cloncurry-Dajarra Road - Upgrades at Malbon Creek $6 million Regional North West QLD
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Landsborough Highway - Upgrades at Nora Creek $5.2 million Regional Central QLD
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Arcadia Valley Road Upgrade $4.8 million Regional Maranoa Regional Council
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Injune Road Upgrade $4.7 million Regional Banana Shire Council
Beenleigh Connection Road - City Road Intersection Upgrade, Beenleigh $4 million Urban Logan City Council
Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Upgrade - Landsborough Highway - Upgrades to Rutchillo Creek $4 million Regional Central QLD
Glasshouse Mountain Road (Steve Irwin Way) and Caloundra Street Intersection Upgrade $3.9 million Urban Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor Upgrade - Ootann Road Upgrade (Tablelands Section) $3.3 million Regional Tablelands Shire Council
Cairns to Northern Territory Border Corridor Upgrade - Ootann Road Upgrade (Mareeba Section) $2.7 million Regional Mareeba Shire Council
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Myola Road Upgrade $1.5 million Regional Charters Towers Regional Council
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Dotswood Road Upgrade $1.4 million Regional Charters Towers Regional Council
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Dysart-Clermont Road Upgrade $1.3 million Regional Isaac Regional Council
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Eaglefield Road Upgrade $1.2 million Regional Isaac Regional Council
Ipswich to Springfield Options Analysis $1 million Urban West Brisbane
Brisbane Metro - Southbank Transport Study $300,000 Urban Brisbane

 

Additional Funding for Existing Projects

Project Name Total Australian Government Contribution Additional funding at 2022-23 Budget Regional Status Location
Outback Way - Queensland Future Priorities $146 million $112.5 million Regional Western QLD
Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor Upgrade - Future Priorities (QLD) $102.9 million $11.5 million Regional North QLD
Cooktown to Weipa Corridor Upgrade - Future Priorities $68.5 million $68.5 million Regional North QLD
Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Springsure to Tambo $45.6 million $5.6 million Regional Central QLD
Philip Street - Gladstone $22.4 million $2.4 million Regional Gladstone - Philip Street

 

Source: Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Minister Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts 

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