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Additional $467M announced to make Bruce Highway safer

The Australian Government is investing an extra $467 million in the Bruce Highway through the Budget to improve the safety and capacity of Queensland’s major north-south road link.

The funding includes $154 million for improvements along the Bruce Highway North corridor and an additional injection of funding to support the delivery of a number of important existing Bruce Highway upgrade projects.

Overall, the Australian Government is investing more than $10 billion in the Bruce Highway.

The Bruce Highway plays a critical role in freight movements and passenger travel in Queensland, and the extra funding will therefore look to ensure people can get to their destinations safer and sooner.

“As a Queenslander I take absolutely no convincing that this is the right road to support and the right thing to do,” said Treasurer of Australia, Jim Chalmers.

“The Bruce is a crucial part of Queensland and that makes it a crucial part of our national economy.

“We are getting more money for the Bruce so it can get more Queenslanders and more of our produce safely to their destination.”

Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm, said upgrading the Bruce Highway is a top priority of the Government.

The Bruce Highway isn’t just a major commuter and tourist route, it’s also a crucial freight link between Queensland’s regional production areas and our state’s coastal ports,” he said.

“This extra $467 million is a prime example of our commitment to improving the overall safety of the Bruce Highway, providing locals and visitors to the regions with a safer and more pleasant journey.”

In other news, the National Transport Research Organisation is making its Road Safety Intelligence Toolkit available to all local governments throughout Australia, free of charge.

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