What the Federal Budget means for Logan

What the Federal Budget means for Logan

We’ve spent some time going through the papers from this week’s Federal Budget to see what’s been promised for Logan and our region.

Logan-specific projects:

Project

Funding announcement

Our thoughts

M1 upgrades between Daisy Hill and the Logan Motorway

$500 million

It’s unclear in which financial year this money will be allocated. Timing is also dependent on earlier stages of work being completed and progression of funding discussions with the Queensland Government.

Mt Lindesay Hwy

$30 million

It’s unclear in which financial year this money will be allocated.

Faster rail

An SEQ faster rail network was part of the Council of Mayors’ (SEQ) recently-released SEQ People Mass Movement Study proposing a commute time between SEQ’s cities in under 45 minutes (including peak times).

The Federal Government announced an initial $14.5million commitment to a National Faster Rail Agency to identify and support the development of fast rail connections, while also committing $40 million for detailed assessments of five fast rail corridors including Brisbane to the Gold Coast.

Inland rail

Delivery of Inland Rail by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) continues and is expected to be operational in 2025.

Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail

There may be future opportunities for funding through the Major Projects Business Case Fund or National Rail Program.

Mt Lindesay Highway

There may be future opportunities for funding through the Roads of Strategic Importance Initiative.

Find out more: https://www.budget.gov.au/

This Federal Election, we’ll be continuing to advocate for help to fix the Mt Lindesay Hwy and to fast-track the Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail service for Logan’s south-west. Stay tuned.