The Queensland economy will be boosted, roads will be safer and thousands of jobs created, with a $1.3 billion investment into transport infrastructure from the Federal Coalition as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
The latest funding injection builds on a series of statewide infrastructure investments from the Commonwealth in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which now total more than $1.7 billion.
This includes an additional funding boost of $29.6 million to the Bruce Highway – Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade, with $20 million of planning funding for the Bruce Highway Upgrade Strategy.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Federal Government’s investment in local infrastructure in would have significant benefits for Central Queensland.
“Australian Government funding for the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade will ensure people in our community get home sooner and safer, whilst also delivering about 255 direct jobs locally,” Ms Landry said.
“Today’s announcement is another crucial step the Morrison-McCormack Government is taking in mapping out our Central Queensland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Australian Government has committed 80 per cent of the total funding towards the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade, which is expected to be completed by mid-2021,” Ms Landry said.