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Federal budget support recovery plan

Capricornia continues to benefit from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for major new projects to be announced in this week’s Federal Budget.

Key projects to be funded include:

  • Bruce Highway Additional Funding $400 Million
  • Inland Freight Route Upgrades (Mungindi to Charters Towers $400 million

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said these projects will make local roads safer, improve public transport, reduce travel times and support thousands of jobs.

“The Federal Government’s record funding commitment is creating jobs, boosting business investment, while securing Australia’s COVID recovery.”

“These initiatives will enhance transport connectivity, underpin economic growth and help Queenslanders get home sooner and safer,” Ms Landry said.

“The $400 million investment for the Inland Freight Route will transform the way freight moves across the State, all the way from Mungindi to Charters Towers.

“The Federal Budget continues the Government’s agenda to improve high-priority roads such as the Bruce Highway which are essential to the movement of people and freight to support the region’s economic development.

“This record infrastructure spend sees the Government stepping up its economic response to continue Queensland’s recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic” Ms Landry said.

The Australian Government looks forward to working constructively with the Queensland Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across Queensland.

For more information on investments in Queensland visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au

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