Prime Minister to unveil $1.8bn infrastructure plan for South East Queensland

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The Morrison government has unveiled a $1.8 billion plan for infrastructure projects in southeast Queensland.

All three levels of government must approve the plan which will include large-scale changes to Brisbane’s metro.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk are set to reveal 20 years of plans that will take place in South East Queensland.

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The plan will include $450 million for a new Woolloongabba Brisbane metro station that will line up with the 2032 Olympics.

At least $3 million will be pledged to a First Nations culture center, as well as a $190.5 million green bridge and a $250 million habitability fund.

On the outskirts of Brisbane, $41 million in funding will go to a North Stradbroke ferry terminal, $40.5 million will be delegated to road safety improvements on the Brisbane Valley Highway and another $25 will go to the increase in housing stock in Toowoomba.

The City Deal was originally proposed by Scott Morrison after his 2019 win when he suggested the plan would deliver a ‘stronger economy and a stronger future’ for the South East.

“South East Queensland is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, and with the population set to continue to grow, it is crucial that we invest in the infrastructure it needs to thrive for a while. decades to come,” he said.

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