Queensland’s 2016/17 budget outlines action plan for Gold Coast and Logan
Queensland Treasurer, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, handed down the second Palaszczuk Government budget this week which outlined the upcoming allocation of financial resources for development and infrastructure.
Prior to the budget’s release, we provided a pre-budget submission to the Treasurer that outlined critical areas and actions we believe had the potential to unlock significantly more economic activity and improve the quality of life for Queensland communities.
What does the 2016/17 budget have in store for the Gold Coast and Logan?
A detailed regional action plan has been published and is available for download.
Below is a list of industry-related examples included in the Gold Coast and Logan budget action plans:
Coomera to Helensvale duplication
$104.4 million in 2016-17 out of a $163.2 million total spend to duplicate the Gold Coast Line from Coomera to Helensvale, due for completion in June 2018.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
$1.4 million in 2016-17 out of a $2.1 million total spend for specialised equipment to support Queensland Fire and Emergency Services delivery of public safety services and emergency response.
Gold Coast Light Rail (Stage 2)
$94.5 million in 2016-17 out of a $420 million total spend to extend the network from the Gold Coast University Hospital to the Helensvale Rail Station, due for completion in February 2018. To be undertaken in partnership with the Australian and local governments.
Labrador Carrara Road (Ross Street), Crestwood Drive to Nerang – Southport Road, widen to six lanes
$9 million in 2016-17 out of a $18 million total spend to widen to six lanes the Labrador - Carrara Road, Crestwood Drive to Nerang - Southport Road, due for completion in May 2017.
Pacific Motorway, Coomera Exit 54 interchange upgrade
$40.1 million in 2016-17 out of a $74.7 million total spend to upgrade the interchange, due for completion in February 2017. This project is being undertaken in partnership with the Australian Government and an external developer.
$33.8 million in 2016-17 to expand and improve social housing across the region.
Southport – Burleigh Road, North Street to Vespa Crescent, widen to six lanes
$20 million in 2016-17 out of a $38 million total spend to widen the road to six lanes, due for completion in May 2017.
Southport – Burleigh Road, Vespa Crescent to Nerang River Bridge, widen to six lanes
$17 million in 2016-17 out of a $49 million total spend to widen the road to six lanes and perform intersection and bridge works, due for completion in May 2017.
Surf Street Mermaid Beach flood mitigation – final stage
$1.3 million in 2016-17 out of a $5.2 million total spend jointly funded with Gold Coast City Council to install pipes to relieve overfloor flooding of 23 properties.
Pacific Motorway/Gateway Motorway Merge
$42 million has been committed towards the Pacific Motorway and Gateway Motorway merge upgrade (southbound lanes) subject to a funding commitment being confirmed by the Australian Government.
Beaudesert town bypass road priority development infrastructure
$21.9 million in 2016-17 out of a $27 million total spend to construct a 1.7km section of a two-lane road and bridge to bypass the Beaudesert township and provide access to the Bromelton State Development Area. This initiative is jointly funded with local government.
Beaudesert water supply zone upgrade
$300,000 in 2016-17 out of a $78.8 million total spend for a pipeline connection to the water grid to secure long-term water supply to Beaudesert.
Beenleigh Connection Road, safety improvements
$1.4 million in 2016-17 out of a $2.5 million total spend to undertake a minor realignment of traffic lanes on a section of Beenleigh Connection Road, Logan Central, due for completion in September 2016.
Logan Motorway Enhancement Project (Market-Led Proposal)
$450 million market-led proposal by Transurban Queensland to enhance the Logan Motorway and Gateway extension corridor. Should the detailed proposal meet value for money and other criteria, Transurban Queensland will enter a binding offer with the Queensland Government to deliver the project.
Beaudesert Substation upgrade
$3.2 million in 2016-17 out of a $12.7 million total spend to carry out network construction to improve performance.
Mount Lindesay Highway/Camp Cable Road, intersection signalisation
$5.6 million in 2016-17 out of a $7.1 million total spend to upgrade the intersection at Camp Cable Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway, due for completion in November 2016.
Pacific Highway eight lane planning study
$400,000 in 2016-17 of a $2.8 million total spend to undertake option development and a business case to determine future multi-modal corridor requirements and establish corridor protection on the Pacific Motorway, Underwood Road - Loganlea Road, due for completion in June 2018.
Scrubby Creek Cycle and Pedestrian Bridge, Waterford
$3.3 million in 2016-17 out of a $4 million total spend to construct the bridge on Brisbane-Beenleigh Road, Waterford, due for completion in June 2017.
Supported accommodation for people with disability living in inappropriate settings
$788,000 in 2016-17 out of a $1.2 million total spend for House with No Steps to construct seven one-bedroom units and one carer unit in Logan Village.
Underwood/School Road, Rochedale South, intersection improvements
$3.3 million in 2016-17 out of a $7 million total spend to undertake improvements at the School Road/ Underwood Road intersection in Rochedale South, due for completion in November 2016.
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