State Budget 22/23 – Mount Morgan the big winner in Central Queensland

$40.4 million over three years to construct a drinking water pipeline from Gracemere to Mt Morgan, as well as necessary water infrastructure upgrades in Gracemere, is the big winner in CQ from the State budget announced yesterday.

A number of the announcements for CQ confirmed their 22/23 budget allocations from previous announcements or are election commitments carried over from previous years or part payment for funding over multiple years.

These include:

  • Stanwell – $300.1 million investment to ensure the reliability and efficiency of its generation plant, while supporting renewable generation, energy storage and renewable hydrogen.
  • $4 million for Central Queensland University’s consolidation and new CQ TAFE Centre of Excellence
  • $25 million towards the Yeppoon-Rockhampton road upgrade
  • $59.4 million towards the Rockhampton Ring Road upgrade
  • $11.7 million for GKI infrastructure (part of the $30 million total previously committed)
  • Rockhampton Hospital will receive $12.3 million in 2022-23 to build a cardiac hybrid theatre and refurbishment of the mental health beds
  • $1.5 million towards the $5.5 million new North Rockhampton Ambulance Station
  • $1.3 million to be delivered to the Rockhampton Alcohol and Other Drug Residential Rehabilitation Facility
  • $280,000 in 2022-23 (part of a $9.6 million spend) for a new building at Yeppoon State High School
  • Keppel Sands State School gets $485,000 for specialist classrooms

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