Building the infrastructure Queensland needs

Across Queensland the Morrison-McCormack Government is building the road and rail infrastructure for Queenslanders now and into the future.

Since 2013 the Federal Government has committed $27 billion to road and rail infrastructure in Queensland – a record Federal investment in the Sunshine State.

The record investment is helping fuel the Queensland economy and drive local job growth as Australia comes out on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A $1.3 billion funding boost was announced in November 2019, including $648 million in bring forwards and $683 million in additional funding. In June, $324.3 million in new funding was allocated to Queensland, including $204.3 million for shovel ready projects, supporting around 700 jobs.

Over the forward estimates, Queensland will receive more than $12 billion in funding.

The Inland Rail will support 7,200 jobs and boost Gross State Product by more than $7 billion.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the record investment in infrastructure would play a critical role in helping the Queensland economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our plan for Queensland infrastructure has continued through the pandemic, because we know how important jobs are for Queenslanders, as we work to boost the economy,” Mr McCormack said.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the Morrison-McCormack Government was committed to getting shovels in the ground across Queensland to support local jobs and the economy as soon as possible.
 
“We have the backs of all Queenslanders and this investment in lasting infrastructure will benefit the State for years to come,” Mr Tudge said.

Media contacts:

Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860

Mr Tudge – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923