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Jan 18, 2021
Further funding pumped into road safety upgrades

Further funding pumped into road safety upgrades

The Australian Government has approved $225 million for Queensland projects under tranche one of the $2 billion Road Safety Program, with a further $64.6 million to be provided by the State. The joint funding announcement should see another 87 projects across Queensland started and completed within the next six months. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Reg...

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Oct 20, 2020
Major Labor plunge on local council projects

Major Labor plunge on local council projects

Queensland Labor has committed to pump $880 million into projects in partnership with local councils to support up to 17,800 jobs. The election commitment includes a $400 million investment in Works for Queensland, a $200 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Package as well as another $280 million for the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. Under the $400 million Works ...

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Oct 09, 2020
LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

LNP pledges $50m for Peak Downs Highway upgrade

An LNP Government would deliver a $50 million upgrade to the Peak Downs Highway, Member for Burdekin Dale Last said. Mr Last said the Peak Downs Highway had been ignored for five years under Labor, despite being a lifeline for major agricultural and resources businesses. “An LNP Government will upgrade sections of the highway under three packages, including widening areas between Mackay and...

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Sep 29, 2020
Foreign businesses take lion’s share, says AOC

Foreign businesses take lion’s share, says AOC

Five out of Queensland’s six biggest transport infrastructure projects have been awarded to foreign-owned construction companies in the past five years, an Australian advocacy group says. The Australian Owned Contractors Let Us Build Queensland Campaign today released figures highlighting the extent of foreign domination of the local construction industry. AOC chief executive officer Brent ...

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Sep 27, 2020
$33b plan to four-lane the Bruce Highway

$33b plan to four-lane the Bruce Highway

The LNP plans a $33 billion Bruce Highway boost if it wins the next state election – taking the key regional route to four lanes from Cairns through to Gympie. The massive 15-year construction effort is forecast to create an estimated 6820 full-time jobs a year, adding up to more than 100,000 jobs over the life of the project. Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said Queensland companies wou...

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Sep 26, 2020
Isis Highway set for $42.5m upgrade

Isis Highway set for $42.5m upgrade

The State Government has announced an additional $42.5 million for the Isis Highway between Bundaberg and the Bruce Highway. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new investment would upgrade safety on the 40km stretch. “Truckies, families and businesses rely on the Isis and Bruce highways every day, which is why we’re delivering $20 million in Bruce upgrades north of Child...

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Sep 23, 2020
Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Construction companies are being invited to submit their interest in building the $150 million Walkerston Bypass on the Peak Downs Highway in Central Queensland. The tender is expected to be awarded in March next year, with construction expected to start soon after and completion due by late 2023. The bypass will provide a 10.6km link between the Bruce and Peak Downs highways. “This is a...

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Sep 15, 2020
Upgrade on the way for Peak Downs Highway stretch

Upgrade on the way for Peak Downs Highway stretch

The Australian and Queensland governments have unlocked $18 million in funding to upgrade the Peak Downs Highway between Mackay and Eton, paving the way for construction to begin later this year. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the road between Mackay and Eton had a reputation for being dangerous and the Federal Government’s 80 per cent funding was going a long way in makin...

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Sep 12, 2020
Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

An action group is keen to put inland roads funding firmly on the agenda in Queensland in the lead up to the State election. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP) working group has has sent letters to each political party to request infrastructure investment commitments over the next four years. They have been asked to endorse the Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy, inve...

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