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$200 million for two new Queensland infrastructure programs

Aiming to enhance productivity and assist with local congestion on Queensland roads, two new transport infrastructure programs will receive $100 million each, over the next four years.

The funding was announced recently as part of Queensland’s 2024-25 State Budget.

The first of these programs – the $100 million Productivity Enhancement Program – looks to improve the road network to better support heavy vehicle movements, including Over Size Over Mass movements associated with key existing and emerging energy industries.

The second is the $100 million Local Congestion Busting Program, which targets improvements to the road network to ease congestion through lower cost upgrades.

Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) will be tasked with identifying projects under these programs, following discussions with key stakeholders, including local councils.

Projects eligible for the programs could be a mix of state and council owned assets.

As Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish explained: “The Local Congestion Fund will target improvements at ‘bottle necks’, reducing the time wasted in traffic and keeping communities moving safely and efficiently, while our Productivity Enhancement Fund will provide the necessary support to industry as our Energy and Jobs Plan powers forward.

“With the clear goal to reduce congestion and improve productivity, the funds could be delivered via a grant on a 50:50 matching basis or be delivered by TMR.”


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