In a great piece of news for Deception Bay, the process of widening of Deception Bay Road between Park Road and the Bruce Highway will start under a Palaszczuk Government, said Chris Whiting MP.
A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will invest up to $1.5 million in planning for the duplication of Deception Bay Road, between the Bruce Highway and Park Road.
“Creating four lanes between the highway and park road is the missing piece of the puzzle for Deception Bay Road and it’s something every local knows is needed,” said Chris Whiting.
“ever since the project was dropped by the Campbell Newman government, we’ve wanted to get it back on the program.
“And now it is, and I am so grateful for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey.
“This project will mean a better and safer road for locals, not just in Deception Bay but for anyone who drives along Deception Bay Road to and from the Bruce Highway.
“This is on top of the $3.13 billion the Palaszczuk Government is already delivering in our region – including the $150 million Deception Bay Road interchange upgrade and the widening of Deception Bay Road from Anzac Avenue to Morris Road.”
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government was backing Queenslanders and jobs through the state’s civil construction industry with a record investment in road, rail, public transport and port projects.
“COVID-19 outbreaks have brought construction sites to a halt across the world and here in Australia, costing economies billions of dollars and leaving people out of work” the Premier said.
“Work hasn’t stopped in Queensland because of our strong response to managing the health crisis.
“Our state hasn’t escaped from COVID-19 unscathed, but we are in a better position than most to deliver our plan for Queensland’s economic recovery.
“Since April, we have announced $1 billion in new and accelerated roads funding to get people into jobs quickly.
“The additional commitment we are making today for this important road project will give Queensland workers and businesses even greater certainty for the future by growing our pipeline of work.
“It’s our infrastructure guarantee, one that is backing over 21,500 Queensland jobs when they’re needed most,” said Annastacia Palaszczuk.