The 2022-23 Queensland State Budget delivered today makes a range of additional investments to support the continued delivery of major transport infrastructure projects across the the state.
The Budget’s $29.7bn investment in transport infrastructure over the next four years is expected to support 25,200 jobs across Queensland and improve safety and efficiency across all transport modes.
The Budget provides funding to support continued upgrade works on the Bruce Highway, including the $1bn Cooroy to Curra upgrade, $662.5m to expand highway capacity to six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Rd and Steve Irwin Way, as well as $500m to support further highway upgrades between Mackay and Proserpine and Gladstone and Rockhampton.
There is also investment in other major works being delivered, including construction of the Coomera Connector, major upgrades occurring on the M1, as well as the Rockhampton Ring Road.
The Budget also supports continued delivery of Cross River Rail with an additional $1.29bn invested, along with $270m to commence works on Stage Three of the Gold Coast Light Rail.
Enhancing active transport is another key Budget focus, with $266.2m allocated to support additional cycling and pedestrian infrastructure for the community.
Further details – including list of QTRIP 2022-23 to 2025-26 investment highlights – are available here.