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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Jackie Trad
    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    $868 million more for infrastructure and roads in Ipswich

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    $868 million more for infrastructure and roads in Ipswich

    Ipswich will see construction booming over the next year with $868 million being delivered through the Palaszczuk Government’s 2017-18 Budget.

    Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad that the funding would support 1,800 jobs over the next year.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is serious about investing in the infrastructure each region needs,” Ms Trad said.

    Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said that the government is working closely with councils to build projects that will make a real difference to communities and deliver local jobs.

    “We are delivering major infrastructure projects for Ipswich such as the Ipswich Motorway upgrade and improvements on the Cunningham Highway,”Ms Howard said.

    Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said the funding would deliver vital road projects. 

    “Road safety is a priority for our government. That’s why we are investing in road projects and upgrades throughout region,” she said.

    “These projects will allow motorists to spend less time in the car and more time at home with family and friends.”

    Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said the projects were part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $42 billion infrastructure spend over the next four years.

    The Palaszczuk Government is committed to continuing to invest in vital infrastructure funding, building our roads network, boosting productivity, creating jobs and fostering economic growth,” Mr Bailey said.

    “We’re repairing the damage done by the LNP who slashed roads funding by $600 million and stalled countless projects across Queensland.”

    Projects partly or fully funded in this Budget include:

    • $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade
    • $126.9 million Borallon Training and Correction Centre recommissioning
    • $12.5 million Cunningham Highway (Mutdapilly to Warrill View) improvements
    • $30 million for capital works projects for schools  
    • $30 million to expand and improve social housing
    • $46.7 million Westgate Counter-Terrorism and Community Training Centre
    • $17.1 million Lowood Water Treatment Plant upgrades
    • $12.1 million Somerset Hydro refurbishment
    • $10.2 million Inala Indigenous Queensland Centre of Excellence Stage 2
    • $3.5 million Inala Community Centre

    ENDS