Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the upcoming 2018-19 state budget will deliver $45 billion worth of infrastructure over the next four years – the biggest since 2011.
A $1.66 million water monitoring project will use smart technologies to monitor the quality of water flowing through one of Cairns’ major urban catchments in a bid to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
Funding from the Queensland Government is going towards replacing 18 timber rail bridges between Townsville and Cairns.
The $120 million Port of Cairns upgrade is closer to completion following the Queensland Government’s approval of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at Townsville and Carmila, creating an 'electric super highway' between Coolangatta and Cairns in Queensland.