A record $23 billion has been invested through the Queensland Budget 2019-20 to support more than 21,500 local jobs as well as deliver roads and transport infrastructure over the next four years.
This budget include the $14.5 billion Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23 that will continue the State Government’s focus on job-creating infrastructure, particularly in regional Queensland.
“Regional Queensland is the big winner in this infrastructure budget because Queensland’s regional towns and cities are the engine room of our State’s economy.
“When our regions thrive, Queensland thrives, so this budget will ensure tens of thousands of jobs are created in the regions, supporting population growth and economic development,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.
Mr Bailey added that the significant budget will also deliver congestion-busting projects to get Queenslanders to spend less time in traffic and more time with family and friends.
Over $900 million has also been allocated to deliver targeted upgrades that will ensure safer roads.
A $160.8 million fund for the North Coast Line will be included in a multi-billion dollar investment for rail and passenger transport infrastructure as well.
“Funding is in this budget to upgrade the North Coast Line, and we will deliver station upgrades and other network improvements while Cross River Rail is being delivered,” Mr Bailey said.
The massive $23 billion investment is set to deliver roads and rail projects, public transport and bike-riding infrastructure projects as well as maritime project. The list below are the projects funded through this record funding.
Major roads projects - including projects jointly funded with the Australian Government
Public transport infrastructure projects
Bike-riding infrastructure projects
“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work with the Federal Government, local governments and the private sector to ensure this pipeline of investment continues to support Queensland communities and create local jobs,” Mr Bailey said.
Subscribe to Felix Project News today to stay up to date with the latest industry news and project updates straight to your inbox.
Approximately $2.6 billion has been allotted towards the delivery of South Australian road infrastructure projects from the recently announced 2019-20 Budget.
The Australian Government will be investing more than $75 billion towards the delivery of significant transport infrastructure across Australia through a 10-year project pipeline. The funding also includes approximately $24.5 billion for initiatives and projects that will improve lives in every State and Territory.
The Australian Government has invested $7.5 billion in national transport infrastructure through the recently released 2020-21 Federal Budget.
Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.
Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.
✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects
✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders