2 Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Upgrades






Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:38): My electorate of Petrie occupies the northern outskirts of Brisbane as well as Moreton Bay. Those people in Brisbane, where I grew up, would all be well aware of the Gateway Upgrade North project, a project worth $1.142 billion, which the federal coalition government has driven, has promised and will deliver. This Friday, I’ll be opening the new bridge at Nudgee, the Nudgee overpass bridge. For people in Bracken Ridge, Carseldine and Fitzgibbon, when you head off to the dump next with a trailer full of rubbish, you’ll go over that bridge—smooth sailing on the way back. That will be opening this Friday.

For those people in my electorate, this comes on the back of over $2 billion in transport infrastructure spent in and around Petrie over the last few years, with the Gateway Upgrade North; the Moreton Bay Rail Link; the Rothwell roundabout; the Boundary Road overpass, which I opened last week; money in this year’s budget for the Deception Bay overpass; and six lanes all the way up to Caloundra, which will also benefit, of course, Longman and Lilley as well. I’m not stopping there. You think I’m stopping there? No way. We’re going for the Linkfield Road overpass at Carseldine. People in my electorate—Rod McClaren, Anthoney Buckler, Neale Stuart, Matt Henley, Mayur Metry, Shirley Lang and Tren Dickson, as well as the owners of the Friendly Grocer at Bald Hills—want that overpass delivered at Carseldine, and we’ll deliver. (Time expired)