Big billions for Queensland infrastructure

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The Queensland Government's 'Big Build' will ensure cranes on the horizon for years to come. | Photo: Scotto 72 (iStock)

More than $27 billion will be spent in the next 12 months as part of the Queensland Government’s four-year infrastructure plan.

With details to be rubber-stamped in next week’s State Budget, Treasurer Cameron Dick this week revealed some of the projects to be delivered in the $107 billion “Big Build” capital program.

Treasurer Dick said the plan would deliver new and upgraded hospitals, healthcare facilities, transport infrastructure, houses, and schools around the state.

“Of the record $107 billion Big Build, more than $27 billion in capital works will be delivered next financial year alone,” he said.

Treasurer Dick said the $27 billion investment would directly support around 72,000 jobs.

“$18.57 billion of the 2024-25 capital program will be invested outside the Greater Brisbane region, supporting around 50,000 jobs.”

He said the Budget forward estimates reflected increases in construction activity, including:

  • $7 billion increase in the Queensland Jobs and Energy Plan.
  • $2.1 billion for Direct Sunshine Coast Rail.
  • $1.365 billion for Homes for Queenslanders.
  • $1.7 billion from the Olympics and Paralympics

“The Big Build also continues investment on major transformation infrastructure, including Cross River Rail, the Coomera Connector, the Health and Hospital Expansion Program, and Stage 3 of the Gold Coast Light Rail,” Treasurer Dick said.

Learn more about the “Big Build”.