Gympie Road in Aspley Gets Noise Barriers Project Fund

The State Government has allocated $4-million funding for the Noise Barriers project along Gympie Road in Aspley, among other roads funding under the Aspley State Budget for 2019.

Bart Mellish MP- Member for Aspley announced in 11 June 2019, the 2019 Aspley State Budget allocation for roads project which included the funding for the Noise Barriers in Aspley, $15-million funding for Strathpine Road/ Gympie Arterial Road interchange; $5-million funding for the Beams Road Overpass Business case; and the state contribution of $25 million for the Linkfield Road project.

Regional Queensland is the big winner as far as the State Government’s infrastructure budget is concerned, Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said referring to the release of the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23.

“When our regions thrive, Queensland thrives, so this budget will ensure tens of thousands of jobs are created in the regions, supporting their population growth and economic development,” Minister Bailey said.

Job-creating projects

The State Government will continue its focus on job-creating infrastructure project investments, he said. Queensland government will spend a record $23 billion investment in roads and transport projects, supporting 21,500 jobs.

“More than $14.5 billion of this record QTRIP will be spent outside the Brisbane City, Ipswich City and Redland City local government areas.”

“Our investment will make the Bruce Highway safer and more flood-resilient between Brisbane and Cairns.

The Queensland Budget for Brisbane and Redlands region alone includes infrastructure spending of $3.9 billion, which is estimated to generate around 11,500 jobs.

Projects targeting congestion

Part of this year’s budget will be invested in congestion-busting projects such as the Ipswich Motorway upgrade and the continuing construction of the Sumners Road Interchange on the Centenary Highway. A total of  $16 million will be allocated for these projects under the State Budget  2019-20.

 “We’ll keep building a better M1 from Brisbane to the border – with major projects between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill and Varsity Lakes and Tugun ready to roll as soon as the current two M1 upgrades finish next year.

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill staging | TMRQld / YouTube

“We have also committed funding to upgrade three M1 interchanges that serve growing North Gold Coast communities – Exits 41, 49 and 57.

Transport infrastructure

Among the rail and passenger infrastructure projects lined up, $160.8 million will be allocated by the State Government for the North Coast Line upgrade as well as the $250-million high-capacity underground interchange for the Inner Northern Busway to the Cross River Rail Project.

The government will also invest in bus stops and train stations to make stations more accessible and upgrade key commuter roads to create priority bus lanes. 

A total $21 million has been set aside to deliver 600 new car parking spaces at Greenbank bus park ‘n’ ride and $4.5 million to expand the Eight Mile Plains bus station park ‘n’ ride, adding 340 extra car spaces.