The release of the 2023-24 Queensland Budget has included $32.1 billion to continue delivering road and transport projects over forward estimates.
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) for 2023-24 to 2026-27 includes projects across the breadth of Queensland, delivered over the next four years.
The increased investment through the QTRIP is expected to support an average of more than 25,000 direct jobs, including nearly 15,000 regional jobs on average.
$1.815 billion has been allocated to targeted 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 Australian Government.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey outlined the importance of continued investment in the QTRIP pipeline.
“QTRIP plays a pivotal role in unlocking economic prosperity and improving the well-being of Queensland communities.”
Features of the 2023-24 Transport and Main Roads Budget include:
- $96 million of increased funding for the Camera Detected Offence Program;
- $58.1 million of increased funding for Regional Urban Bus Service Contracts;
- $6 million to provide a 50 per cent boost to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme funding component;
- $5 million of additional funding to the Zero Emission Bus Program Stage 1;
- $14.3 million in additional funding for Translink Resourcing.