$10 MILLION FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BRIBIE ISLAND ROAD UPGRADE

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There has been some conjecture over when work on the latest upgrade to Bribie Island Road will begin so I thought I’d clear it up.

The Federal Government will contribute $10 million to four-lane Bribie Island Rd between Hickey Rd and King Johns Creek, as announced as part of the Infrastructure programs in the latest Federal Budget.

This upgrade is part of the State Government’s Bribie Island Rd Masterplan which you can find on Transport and Main Roads’ website.

This Masterplan, which was released in 2019, includes 10 stages of upgrades for the State controlled road, including the upgrade at Old Toorbul Point Rd which is currently under way.

The Hickey Rd – King Johns Creek upgrade is included as Stage 6 of the Masterplan and has a 5-10 year timeline.

Based on this State Government timeline, construction on the project would begin some time between 2024 and 2029.

The State Government, in its own Budget submission to the Federal Government, flagged construction on this project to begin in early 2025.

If the State Government requires the funding sooner, then I am more than happy to speak with the Minister to try and get it brought forward.

I’m delighted that the Federal Government has contributed $10 million towards this project.

This is a significant upgrade and along with improvements at Old Toorbul Point Rd, it will help reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and support local jobs during its construction.

I encourage anyone interested in the State Government’s plans for Bribie Island Rd to check out the Masterplan here: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/caboolture-bribie-island-road-upgrade. Click the Download pdf link on the right of the page, under “Contact Us”.

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