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Queensland Budget 2021-22

Started by verbatim9, May 29, 2021, 23:48:32 PM

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Remember when the spin doctors continually told us that Brisbane had a 'world class transport system'? The new buzz phrase is along the lines of 'megabucks spent on transport infrastructure within hearing distance of the Town Hall clock chime will improve transport efficiency, reliability and service frequency 50km to 100km away.' Locals in these areas need to get a bit more bolshie and call out this drivel.

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Quote from: timh on June 15, 2021, 17:17:58 PM
Quote from: verbatim9 on June 15, 2021, 17:14:54 PM
$356.2 million Gold Coast rail line (Kuraby to Beenleigh) capacity improvement preconstruction activities

Its been mentioned in the Federal budget as well, but this is a lot of money for preconstruction activities. I wonder if it includes ETCS as part of the capacity upgrade?
Yeah this interests me a LOT. $350m is a fair chunk of money, and is very odd considering that there's no published plans for what these upgrades are going to entail. Just vague words about "improving capacity and travel times".

HOW THOUGH?

I am wondering if $350m is for property resumptions.

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Clearly there is a lot more going on that would appear to be case from the public interface Tim.

DTMR: Gold Coast Rail Line Capacity Improvement Project (Kuraby to Beenleigh)
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/gold-coast-rail-line-capacity-improvement-project-kuraby-to-beenleigh
Last updated: 7 June 2021

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IA: Gold Coast rail line and station improvements: Kuraby to Beenleigh
https://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/map/gold-coast-rail-line-and-station-improvements-kuraby-beenleigh
Date added to the IPL 27 March 2018
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Queensland Parliament Hansard

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2021/2021_06_16_DAILY.pdf

Ministerial Statements

Budget, Road and Transport Infrastructure

Hon. MC BAILEY (Miller—ALP) (Minister for Transport and Main Roads) (10.01 am):

Queensland's strong leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis means that our state is the place to
be. More people are moving to Queensland than anywhere else in the nation. When worksites across
Australia and the world shut down due to lockdowns, Queensland kept building. Since the beginning of
2020 we have injected an extra $1.3 billion into the economy to accelerate almost 200 road and
transport projects to support jobs across our state. This budget boosts infrastructure investments to
keep the momentum going on Queensland's economic recovery. We are proud to deliver the sixth
record road and transport budget in a row.

Mr Speaker, $27.5 billion will be invested over the next four years to support jobs and bus
congestion. That is 50 per cent more than when we came to office. I note the comments from RACQ
head of public policy, Susan Furze, who said, 'The $27.5 billion in transport funding will go a long way
to helping Queenslanders move safely and efficiently around our state. With 119 lives lost in road
crashes, we also support the funding boost for road safety programs.' We do not just talk about it: we
do it. Our investment supports 24,000 jobs. Most of those jobs—almost 16,000 of them—will be in
regional Queensland.

We will keep backing the Bruce with a jointly funded $883 million boost. Our priorities for the
Bruce include improving sections between Gladstone and Rockhampton and north of Townsville as
well as building four lanes at Tiaro. There is funding to move freight more efficiently across the state by
improving key road and port connections. That includes our $25 million commitment to the $125 million
Gladstone port access road. It also includes ramping up works on the inland freight rail, which is strongly
supported by the Queensland Trucking Association, to take trucks off the Bruce Highway, making it
safer for local communities and moving freight more efficiently.

On the Sunshine Coast it was this government that got the Mooloolah River interchange business
case done, and now we are investing $160 million to get it done. The embarrassment of those opposite
is palpable. Isn't it great to have two new members on the Sunshine Coast who are so effective! This
budget also locks in funding for light rail to Burleigh. We will start construction this year on stage 1 of
the second M1 between Nerang and Coomera after it was blocked by the previous government. With
almost 120 lives lost on Queensland roads so far this year, this budget commits $1.6 billion over four
years to prioritise road safety initiatives. We will continue to deliver our $1 billion Queensland Rail
building plan in Maryborough, including a $50 million commitment to upgrade regional train stations in
Rockhampton, Maryborough West and Bundaberg.

The Local Fare Scheme, which provides discounts of up to $400 for a return airfare for residents
in regional and remote communities, will be extended. Financial support for transport operators
impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue until the end of the year, ensuring Queenslanders
across the state have access to essential services. This Palaszczuk Labor government is backing a
substantial pipeline of projects that are being built now or are in planning. Those projects will reward
value for money, innovation, and provide quality local jobs, more training to build local workforce
capacity, better workplace safety, and prioritise local suppliers and manufacturers. Queenslanders can
have confidence that our four-year investment plan will continue to build better infrastructure and back
Queensland workers and businesses for a growing state. We do not just talk about it: we do it!
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Queensland Parliament Hansard

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2021/2021_06_16_DAILY.pdf

Questions Without Notice

Budget, Sunshine Coast

Mr HUNT: My question is of the Premier and Minister for Trade. Will the Premier update the
House on the Palaszczuk government's commitment to the Sunshine Coast through this week's state
budget?

Ms PALASZCZUK: I thank the member for Caloundra for that question. For many years a lot of
LNP members on the Sunshine Coast have delivered not much at all for the Sunshine Coast. It is a
very sad story indeed—all those members, and what do they have to show for it? Those opposite are
a bit complacent, a bit sleepy and not really hardworking. No, there is not much at all.
Opposition members interjected.

Ms PALASZCZUK: There is a bit of interjection there.

Mrs Frecklington interjected.

Ms PALASZCZUK: The member for Nanango is not even on the Sunshine Coast!

Mr Mickelberg: She knows more about the Sunshine Coast than the member for Caloundra!

Ms PALASZCZUK: Oh, for goodness sake.

Mrs Frecklington interjected.

Mr SPEAKER: The member for Nanango is warned under the standing orders.

Ms PALASZCZUK: We on this side of the House love the Sunshine Coast. I am so proud that
we have two new members on the Sunshine Coast. What fine members are the members for Caloundra
and Nicklin.

Mr Mickelberg interjected.

Ms PALASZCZUK: No-one says it about you, member for Buderim.

Mr SPEAKER: Direct your comments through the chair, Premier.

Ms PALASZCZUK: I think we are building a brand new high school in Buderim.

Mr Mickelberg interjected.

Mr SPEAKER: Pause the clock. Member for Buderim, your interjections are simply 'loud'. You
are warned under the standing orders.

Ms PALASZCZUK: I am proud that in this budget we will build a brand new high school in
Buderim. I will be up there a lot. Let us get back to some other issues on the Sunshine Coast.
I can confirm that we are investing $160 million to deliver a major upgrade of the Mooloolah River
interchange. I know that the minister was up there just last week talking that up. We are very pleased
to be supporting that. We are delivering more than $3.9 billion in joint funding for roads and rail on the
Sunshine Coast. This includes: $7 million to extend Third Avenue to Nicklin Way at Caloundra;
$3.75 million for traffic lights at the intersection of Steve Irwin Way and Caloundra Road; and $35 million
for the Bells Creek Arterial Road extension. What a great project that is. The member for Caloundra,
the minister and I were up there turning the first sod. That is fantastic. There is also $160 million to build
the first stage of the Sunshine Coast line duplication between Beerburrum and Beerwah.
When it comes to education, there are so many schools being built on the Sunshine Coast. That
corridor is so fast growing. We are making sure we have the primary and secondary schools. The
Minister for Education is spending so much time up there she may as well get a second home there,
because there are so many schools being built. We on this side of the House back education, transport
and of course health.
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Redland City Bulletin --> Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson says 'No-lympics' budget a blow for transport projects spruiked in Brisbane games bid

QuoteOODGEROO MP Mark Robinson has taken a swipe at the state government after big-ticket Redlands projects, some linked to the Brisbane Olympics bid, were left out of the budget.

There was no money allocated for the eastern busway expansion or the long sought-after Cleveland railway line duplication, with Redlands health projects instead emerging as big winners.

Mr Robinson said the budget was a big transport fail, as the state government had not followed through on transport infrastructure spruiked as part of the Olympics bid.

But Capalaba MP Don Brown fired back, saying Mr Robinson was asking for infrastructure he had never promised at an election or delivered while the LNP was in government. ...
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