New projects to get locals home sooner and safer

Federal member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP has today announced new congestion busting projects across North Brisbane.

Luke Howarth MP was joined by the Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, in making the announcement at Beams Road, Bracken Ridge.

Luke Howarth MP said he had been working hard, securing funding for major infrastructure upgrades to get locals home sooner and safer.

“The projects will help thousands of people living in our community and all across Queensland,” said Luke Howarth MP.

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said “by managing money and running a strong economy we are able to invest record funding in road and rail projects which improve the lives of so many Queenslanders”.

“This funding will fix local traffic pinch points and bottle necks that have the most impact on congestion, helping everyone get home sooner.”

The Morrison Government will fund thirteen new congestion busting projects across South-East Queensland with a further $226.25 million funding boost.

Local projects will be:

  • Upgrading the Henry Road-Dohles Rocks Road, Griffin – $4 million, fully funded
  • Upgrade the Klinger Road & Boardman Road intersection, Kippa-Ring – $4 million, fully funded
  • Upgrading Beams Road between Lacey Road to Handford Road, Carseldine – $50 million, out of $100 million total cost, remainder to be met by council and State

In February the Morrison Government pledged to work with the State Government and local Councils to develop a City Deal for the region.

These commitments are all part of the Liberal-National plan which is seeing $25 billion invested in road and rail projects across Queensland.

Investments across North Brisbane include:

  • Gateway Motorway – Bracken Ridge to Pine River – $800 million
  • Gateway Upgrade North – Nudgee to Deagon – $861.8 million
  • Brisbane Metro – $300 million