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The Federal Coalition Government’s record $110 billion, 10-year plan for infrastructure is continuing to deliver benefits for Capricornia, helping to bust congestion, keep the community safe, generate jobs and secure Australia’s COVID recovery.

Since 2013, the Liberal National Government has delivered more than 500 infrastructure projects across Australia, with over 300 more currently underway. We have a clear plan for the next ten years to fund and deliver projects that will connect our cities and regions, create jobs, and support businesses.

Key projects that have been delivered or are underway across Capricornia include:

  • $497.3 million – Mackay Ring Road (complete)
  • Over $1 billion – Rockhampton Ring Road (planning stages)
  • $186.6 million – Walkerston Bypass (tenders awarded)
  • $10 million – Rockhampton Museum of Art (complete)
  • $13 million – Yeppoon Aquatic Centre (planning stages)
  • $23 million – Rockhampton Sports Stadium (planning stages)
  • $3.2 million – Clermont Saleyards (underway)
  • $325,000 – Collinsville QCWA Hall (underway)
  • $20 million – Keppel Bay Sailing Club (planning stages)
  • $25 million – Alliance Airlines Repair & Maintenance Facility (underway)
  • $367.2 million – Rookwood Weir (underway)
  • $7 million – Rockhampton Hospital Car Park (complete)
  • $22.65 million – Urannah Dam (planning stages)
  • $11.3 million – Sarina Northern Access Upgrade (complete)
  • $10 million – Mackay Aquatic and Recreation Complex (complete)
  • $396,426 – Sarina Headspace + $378,475 per annum in running costs (complete)
  • $106.4 million – Rockhampton to Sarina Black Spot Upgrades (complete)
  • Over $220 million – Peak Downs Highway Upgrades (complete)

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Coalition Government was getting on with the job of delivering important infrastructure that was improving congestion, generating jobs and boosting the economy.

“We know that traffic and congestion is a key issue for people across the community and the country, which is why our Government is investing record funding in projects that improve local transport connections and help commuters and freight move more quickly and safely,” Ms Landry said.

“For people in Capricornia, this means less time spent in traffic and more time with loved ones, it means less trucks on our roads, it means keeping the cost of everyday goods down, and it means more jobs and economic growth, providing certainty for businesses over the long term.

“This record investment in infrastructure will not only help to improve the everyday lives of people in our community, but it will help us to continue to bounce back from the COVID pandemic by ensuring we have the safe transport connections needed for all of Australia to keep moving.”

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

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