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$32.1B investment announced for QLD road and transport projects

Queensland's Bruce Highway, southbound.

The Queensland Government has announced a four year, $32.1 billion investment program for new and on-going road and transport projects.

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program encompasses a range of infrastructure investment including road, rail, marine, passenger transport, and active transport projects, which will all contribute to enhancing connectivity, improving safety, and supporting economic growth across Queensland.

The program includes $1.815 billion for road safety initiatives, which complements other investment in behavioural change initiatives that aim to reduce lives lost and serious injuries on Queensland roads. This includes over $500 million for the Road Safety Program in partnership with the Federal Government.

Significant investments have also been allocated for rail, including $4.869 billion towards the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program. The program also includes allocations of $2.598 billion towards the Logan to Gold Coast Faster Rail project, and the $550.8 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (Stage 1).

The $1.219 billion Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3), Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads is also continuing construction as part of the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the program would help to support 25,000 direct jobs across the state.

“This year’s Queensland Transport and Roads Infrastructure Program (QTRIP) continues to invest in the critical infrastructure we need for Australia’s fastest growing population,” she said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the program would play a key role in improving the well-being of Queensland communities.

“Reducing road trauma and saving lives remains one of government’s highest priorities, and this year’s QTRIP investment builds upon a legacy of constant improvement to our roads through various safety programs,” Bailey said.


 

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See below for a full list of highlights for major infrastructure investments across Queensland:

South Coast Region: $5.504 billion program estimated to support an average of 4,130 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $2.163 billion Coomera Connector (Stage 1), Coomera to Nerang (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1776678
  • $1.219 billion Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 3), Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads (jointly funded with the Australian Government and Gold Coast City Council) 938148
  • $1 billion towards Pacific Motorway, Varsity Lakes (Exit 85) to Tugun (Exit 95) upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 852582
  • $1 billion funding commitment for Pacific Motorway, Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway (jointly funded with the Australian Government). Project cost, scope and timing subject to further planning. 2054898
  • $750 million Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 852345
  • $500 million New Gold Coast Stations (Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac) 2316082
  • $134.4 million Cunningham Highway (Ipswich – Warwick), 2020 Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements reconstruction works (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1452806
  • $110.8 million Pacific Motorway, Exit 49, upgrade interchange (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1176064

Metropolitan Region: $4.565 billion program estimated to support an average of 3,500 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $1 billion funding commitment for Gateway Motorway, Bracken Ridge to Pine River upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government). This commitment is part of integrated planning underway for Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades. Project cost, scope and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government. 15104170
  • $450 million funding commitment for Brisbane Metro, Woolloongabba Station (jointly funded with the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council) 2383186
  • $352.5 million funding commitment towards Boundary Road (Coopers Plains) rail level crossing upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council) 1488479
  • $271.5 million towards Centenary Bridge Upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 669801
  • $209.3 million towards Beams Road (Carseldine and Fitzgibbon) upgrade rail level crossing (jointly funded with the Australian Government and Brisbane City Council) 2248719
  • $172 million Northern Transitway, bus priority works 728940
  • $131.4 million towards Linkfield Road Overpass upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1160465

North Coast Region: $3.147 billion program estimated to support an average of 2,460 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $948 million funding commitment for Bruce Highway, Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government). This commitment is part of integrated planning underway for Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades and considers upgrades to Gympie Arterial Road (between Strathpine Road and Gateway Motorway). Project cost, scope and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government.1509103
  • $733 million Bruce Highway, Anzac Avenue to Uhlmann Road upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 2588655
  • $662.5 million Bruce Highway, Caboolture – Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 481355
  • $550.8 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (Stage 1) (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 858087
  • $320 million Sunshine Motorway, Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade (Stage 1) (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 2007574
  • $250 million funding commitment for Bruce Highway, Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government). This commitment is part of integrated planning underway for Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades. Project cost, scope and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government. 1739444
  • $105 million Bruce Highway, Pine River to Caloundra Road, Smart Motorways (Stage 2) (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 371378

Wide Bay Burnett District: $1.231 billion program estimated to support an average of 1,070 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $1 billion Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Section D, construction (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 686965
  • $336 million Bruce Highway, Tiaro Bypass, construct four lane bypass (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 371601

Fitzroy District: $1.392 billion program estimated to support an average of 1,180 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $1.065 billion Rockhampton Ring Road (jointly funded with the Australian Government), including funding in the forward estimates for early works 1167108
  • $250 million Bruce Highway, Gladstone to Rockhampton, upgrade intersections (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 2603662
  • $125 million Access to Gladstone Port upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1193429

Central West District: $445 million program estimated to support an average of 440 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $182.5 million funding commitment for Outback Way future priorities (jointly funded with the Australian Government). Project details and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government. 1217749

Mackay Whitsunday District: $769 million program estimated to support an average of 700 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $497.4 million Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1), including works between the intersection of the Mackay Ring Road and Bald Hill Road (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1491450
  • $350 million Mackay Port Access, Bruce Highway to Mackay – Slade Point Road, construct new two lane road (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1170084
  • $187.4 million towards Walkerston Bypass (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 455240

 Northern District: $994 million program estimated to support an average of 860 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $280 million Townsville Ring Road (Stage 5) (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1059916
  • $109.5 million Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 319179
  • $96.9 million Burdekin River Bridge, rehabilitation program (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1620983
  • $96 million Townsville Connection Road (Stuart Drive), University Road to Bowen Road Bridge (Idalia), improve safety 1810128
  • $95 million Garbutt – Upper Ross Road (Riverway Drive) (Stage 2), Allambie Lane to Dunlop Street, duplicate to four lanes (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1776745

Far North District: $1.576 billion program estimated to support an average of 1,300 direct jobs over the four-year program. Major investments include:

  • $359 million Captain Cook Highway, Cairns CBD to Smithfield, upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1351442
  • $300 million Cairns Western Arterial Road, Redlynch Connector Road to Captain Cook Highway duplication (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1810618
  • $262.5 million funding commitment for Kuranda Range Road upgrade (jointly funded with the Australian Government). Project details and timing subject to further planning and negotiation with the Australian Government. 2605703
  • $225 million Bruce Highway, Cairns Southern Access Corridor (Stage 5), Foster Road, upgrade intersection (jointly funded with the Australian Government) 1176520

Other major investments:

  • $4.869 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program
  • $2.598 billion towards Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
  • $1 billion funding commitment for the Inland Freight Route, Charters Towers to Mungindi (jointly funded with the Australian Government)
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