$26.9B for roads and transport in Queensland Budget to create construction jobs

Posted: 9th Dec

The Queensland Government has released its 2020-21 State Budget, highlighting a record roads and transport spend, and outlining a plan for economic recovery from COVID-19.

The Budget will see $26.9 billion support 23,600 jobs over the next four years, as part of the state’s economic recovery plan. 

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, said building on record investment and projects like the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, the $497 million Mackay Ring Road, M1 upgrades in Logan and on the Gold Coast, and Peninsula Developmental Road upgrades, as well as a $12.6 billion jointly-funded Bruce Highway plan, the government would lock in a four-year pipeline of works to charge the state’s COVID-19 recovery.