The Palaszczuk Government has announced more than $400 million in new and accelerated funding for Queensland roads to supercharge the state’s economy through the COVID-19 recovery.
Chris Whiting Member for Bancroft said the road works would support or create jobs for the many local companies who rely on the State Government’s infrastructure program.
“The Palaszczuk Government now has more than $23 billion worth of projects rolling out across Queensland road and transport networks,” said Chris Whiting MP.
“And that means more work for local residents working on roads projects around the area or local companies supplying concrete and bitumen to Main Roads.
“Locals are already working on projects in our region already underway including the $812 million Bruce Highway upgrade from Caloundra Road to the Sunshine Motorway which supports 680 jobs.
“There is the $662 million Bruce Highway Caboolture to Steve Irwin Way job which will support 664 jobs over the entire project.
“Let’s not forget the $150 million Bruce Highway interchange upgrade at Deception Bay supporting 270 jobs and the $7.5 million King Street upgrade at Caboolture which is supporting 17 jobs
Chris Whiting said local companies could also benefit from the $200 million in the stimulus package to widen and seal key freight routes across the state and to upgrade older bridges and culverts.
All these projects will add to the major projects starting in our region later this year including the:
- $1 billion Bruce Highway upgrade Cooroy to Curra Section D supporting 576 jobs,
- $550 million Sunshine Coast rail upgrade supporting 333 jobs, and the
- $301 million Bruce Highway upgrade at Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges supporting 382 jobs