Queensland Budget 2018-19
Posted on June 20th, 2018
What’s in it for Central Queensland?
This year’s STATE BUDGET 2017 includes $1.044B infrastructure investment and reportedly 3500 new jobs in Central Queensland.
- $1.1M of $3.8M total spend for Yeppoon State High School additional classrooms
- $6.7M of $25M total spend for Great Keppel Island Recovery Package
- $0,45M for North West Island campground upgrade
- $4.1M for Yeppoon Rail Line upgrade
- $40M of $121M total spend for Bruce Highway – Rockhampton-St Lawrence, Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade
- $0.8M of $4.6M total spend for Rockhampton permanent fire and rescue station and co-located regional firecom upgrade
- $15.7M of $25.5M total spend for Rockhampton Hospital carpark
- $5M of $17.2M total spend for Rockhampton CBD development
- $10.9M of $75M total spend for Capricorn Highway duplication – Rockhampton to Gracemere
- $66M of $352M total spend for Rookwood Weir
- $10M of $19M total spend for Capricorn Highway overtaking lanes – Gracemere to Emerald
- $8.8M of $14.5M total spend for Bajool – Port Alma widening and safety upgrades
- $9M of $30M total spend for Rockhampton Road Train access
- $1M of $9.5M total spend for Rockhampton Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Facility
The 2018/19 State Budget appears to include no specific projects for the Central Highlands but it does feature the continuation of several programs for regional business and development. These include:
• The Growth Area and Regional Infrastructure Investment Fund provides infrastructure that improves regions’ liveability.
• The Rural Economic Development Grants Scheme promotes agricultural industry development and jobs in rural communities.
• Works for Queensland is credited with already supporting more than 10,000 jobs in regional areas.
• Skilling Queenslanders for Work helps a range of people, including mature-agers, up-skill and reskill to become job ready.
• The Business Development Fund supports ideas to become commercial realities and fosters angel and venture capital investors for those ideas.
• The 50 percent payroll tax rebate has been extended to June 2019 for apprentices and trainees.
- $0.3M for Blackwater pipeline refurbishment and enhancement
- $0.5M of $0.7M total spend for Emerald Botanical Gardens (West) upgrade
- $35.6M of $220.3M total spend for RG Tanna Coal Terminal projects
- $2.6M of $65.7M total spend for Gladstone State Development Area
- $26.8M of $42M total spend for Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department
- $0.5M of $11.3M total spend for Clinton Industrial Estate
- $1.1M of $3.8M total spend for Tooloola State High School – additional classrooms
- $7.5M of $20.4M total spend for Gladstone – Benaraby Road safety works
- $13.5M of $22.9M total spend for new secondary school in Calliope
- $0.5M for Awoonga-Callide pipeline refurbishment and enhancement
- $0.9M for Callide water supply refurbishment and enhancement
- $1.3M of $7M total spend for connection to Gladstone Regional Council Kirkwood Reservoir
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Source: CCIQ 2018