The state government has committed an additional $16 million to support planning and early construction of the bridge in Brisbane’s south west.
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.
Nearly 50 new apprentices have started their training at mining and construction equipment company Hastings Deering, making it the firm's largest intake in four years.
The Australian Logistics Council has written to party leaders in Queensland ahead of the state election, asking them to outline their policies on key issues such as corridor protection, congestion, the development of critical freight infrastructure and improved road safety through the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
The Queensland Government will spend $65 million to transform the Sumners Road Interchange on the Centenary Highway to improve freight connections.