$285 million for infrastructure and roads in Logan
Logan will see construction booming over the next year with $285 million delivered through the Palaszczuk Government’s 2017-18 Budget.
Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad said that the funding would support 800 jobs over the next year.
“The Palaszczuk Government is serious about investing in the infrastructure each region needs,” Ms Trad said.
“Across the state, we are working with councils to build projects that will make a real difference to communities and deliver local jobs.”
Minister for Communities and Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the funding would deliver vital road projects.
“Road safety is a priority for our government. That’s why we are investing in road projects and upgrades throughout region,” Ms Fentiman said.
Member for Logan Linus Power said that these projects will allow motorists to spend less time in the car and more time at home with family and friends.
“We are getting on with the job of upgrading the M1 and building the Mount Lindesay Highway widening,” Mr Power said.
Minister for Health and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the government was delivering for Logan.
“I’m proud to be delivering for Logan. We are delivering major infrastructure projects such as the expansion of the Logan Hospital redevelopment, the new primary school in Yarrabilba and upgrade of the Beenleigh Courthouse,” Mr Dick said.
Minister for Housing and Public Works and Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the projects were part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $42 billion infrastructure spend over the next four years.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to continuing to invest in vital infrastructure funding, building our roads network, boosting productivity, creating jobs and fostering economic growth,” Mr de Brenni said.
“We’re repairing the damage done by the LNP who slashed roads funding by $600 million and stalled countless projects across Queensland.”
Projects partly or fully funded in this Budget include:
$18 million for the Waterford-Tamborine Road upgrade
$12.3 million for the Waterford-Tamborine road safety works
$10 million to upgrade the Pacific Motorway/Gateway Motorway Merge
$7 million for the Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass
$4 million towards Mount Lindesay Highway widening
$3.1 million for new Crestmead State School classrooms
$2.8 million to construct the V1 Cycleway
$1.5 million for Greater Flagstone critical infrastructure