Logan wins on key infrastructure: digging deeper into today's $1.9 billion funding announcement
Christmas has come early in the City of Logan after new funding was announced today by the State and Federal governments for two major infrastructure projects that have long been on Logan City Council’s wish list.
A further $94.3 million for M1 Pacific Motorway upgrades (to be shared between the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway and Varsity Lakes to Tugun stretches) will be provided earlier than previously announced.
In addition, both governments have reached an agreement on the $9.3 billion Inland Rail project, paving the way for the delivery of the project in Queensland. Council continues to seek a commitment of accountability around environmental impacts such as noise, vibration and dust – and for those impacts to be carefully considered and appropriately mitigated.
The funding is part of a total $1.9 billion road and rail package for Queensland. It was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in Brisbane.
The Federal Government will bring forward almost $650 million in funding and provide more than $680 million in new funding, while the State Government is committing $606 million.
Logan projects to receive funding:
- Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail business case (total $20 million, split 50/50 between State and Federal governments)
- Relocate Loganlea train station (total $95 million, $50 million from Federal Government, $45 million from State Government)
- Pacific Motorway (a total of $94.3 million of Federal funding will be brought forward for the Eight Mile Plains-Daisy Hill; Daisy Hill-Logan Motorway and Varsity Lakes-Tugun sections)
- $1.9 billion road and rail boost for Queensland economy (Federal Government media release)
- Federal infrastructure spend a huge win for Queensland (State Government media release)