Federal Budget supports Longman recovery plan

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Longman continues to benefit from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for new projects announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget.

Key projects to be funded include:
• $10 million for the Caboolture – Bribie Island Road (Hickey Road-King John Creek) Upgrade.
• Bruce Highway – Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way ($50 million allocation)
• Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade ($24,958,400 allocation)
• D’Aguilar Highway – Caboolture to Yarraman ($2.2 million allocation; total cost: 19 million)
• North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative business case ($1 million allocated)

Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said these projects will make local roads safer, improve public transport, reduce travel times and support thousands of jobs.

“The Federal Government’s record funding commitment is creating jobs, boosting business investment, while securing Australia’s COVID recovery.”

“These initiatives will enhance transport connectivity, underpin economic growth and help Queenslanders get home sooner and safer,” Mr Young said.

“The $400 million investment for the Inland Freight Route will transform the way freight moves across the State, all the way from Mungindi to Charters Towers.

“The Federal Budget continues the Government’s agenda to improve high-priority roads such as Bribie Island Rd, essential to the movement of people and freight to support the region’s economic development.

“This record infrastructure spend sees the Government stepping up its economic response to continue Queensland’s recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Young said.

The Australian Government looks forward to working constructively with the Queensland Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across Queensland.

For more information on investments in Queensland visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au

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