World News – AU – Record Qld Transport, Road Spending Support Jobs, COVID Recovery


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The Palaszczuk government will deliver its fifth record road and transportation budget for Queensland at $ 26. 9 billion in support of 23. 600 jobs under the state’s economic stimulus program.

Secretary of Transportation and Highways Mark Bailey said he was building on record investments and projects like the $ 1 prize. $ 6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, $ 497 million worth of Mackay Ring Road, M1 upgrades in Logan and on the Gold Coast, and Peninsula Developmental Road upgrades, and $ 12. With 6 billion jointly funded Bruce Highway plans, the government would complete a four-year pipeline of work to offset the state’s COVID-19 recovery.

« The Queenslanders supported our premier, record and vision for the sunshine state, » said Bailey.

« Over the next four years, Queenslanders will see major projects such as the Gympie Bypass, valued at $ 1 billion, the Bruce Highway upgrade between Edmonton and Gordonvale, valued at $ 480 million, and M1 upgrades valued at nearly $ 2 billion to complete – and start some of the biggest jobs in the state ever done – infrastructure projects.

“We’re not just going to build Queensland’s largest rail project: Cross River Rail, Queensland trains are being built by Queenslanders in Maryborough.

« We have committed a $ 1 billion railroad production pipeline to secure long-term stable manufacturing orders in Maryborough and in supply chains across Queensland, including Rockhampton.

“Building on our current and future M1 upgrades, our $ 1 price. 5 billion seconds M1 – a 16. A 1km alternative from the AFL Stadium in Cararra to the Marine Precinct in Coomera will begin next year.

“The Gold Coast’s iconic blue and yellow trams will travel to Burleigh Heads on our $ 709 million third tier of light rail.

« We will see 662 local jobs available between Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast and more than 800 local jobs on Rocky Ring Road valued at $ 1 billion in six lengths. « .

« We will improve the inland freight route from Charters Towers to the New South Wales border, improve the efficiency of our freight industry, and remove heavy vehicles from the Bruce.

« This is part of a $ 15 billion investment in regional road, transportation, and nationwide programs that will begin November 13th. Secure 500 regional jobs.

« The Palaszczuk government will be the only major party with an active transportation policy to build more bike lanes and railways – including the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway, Bundaberg to Gin Gin Rail Trail and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cycleway.

« We will strengthen our coastal shipping industry with a $ 21 million commitment to get more local crews on board, support a new shipping service between Townsville and Brisbane, and acquire more maritime skills and training.

“This budget means thousands of safe jobs for Queenslanders. This means improved productivity for our economy and better safety for travelers across Queensland.

Mr. Bailey said the Bruce Highway remains an important focal point. 33 major projects are currently underway and the jointly funded US $ 12 will continue to be provided. 15-year upgrade program worth 6 billion, including a government funded $ 100 million add-on that will help improve safety, flood immunity and capacity along this vital Brisbane-Cairns link.

He said QTRIP allocated $ 280 million to the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) over four years to support jobs and improve and maintain local transportation networks across Queensland.

« This is a commitment to provide secure funding for local governments, which is vital to improving and maintaining the local transportation network in this diverse state, » he said.

Mr Bailey said $ 1. Eighteen billion has been allocated to targeted road safety programs that have been vital to reducing traffic trauma and saving lives.

« Every death on the street is a tragedy and we are committed to saving lives and reducing the impact on the community, » he said.

Mr Bailey said the 2020-21-2023-24 QTRIP highlighted the Queensland Government’s commitment to major infrastructure projects across the state and recently announced road improvement projects as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 response to the economic recovery reflected.

« The world economy makes it difficult. But thanks to Queenslanders and the strength of our Prime Minister, we will implement Queensland’s plan for jobs and recovery.

Significant active transport infrastructure projects (including some jointly funded investments with Australian and local governments) include:


World News – AU – Record Qld Transport, Road Spending Back Jobs, COVID Recovery


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