Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd has hailed the 2018-19 State Budget that delivers on the Palaszczuk Government’s election commitments and pumps millions of dollars into the Pine Rivers community.
The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $17.6 million in the 2018-19 State Budget to continue construction on the $27.6 million project to upgrade Strathpine Station to ensure the station is more accessible.
The Budget allocates $2.5 million of a total of $11.3 million to improve road safety at Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road.
There is also $2.3 million allocated to complete the upgrade of the Brisbane-Woodford Road (Strathpine) and Dixon Street intersection at a total cost of $3 million.
There is $1.8 million to construct a Park ‘n’ Ride facility at Lawnton Station, a total cost of $7.1 million.
Since the 2015 election, the Palaszczuk Government has improved frontline health and education services in Brisbane by employing an additional 395 doctors, 1,374 nurses, 981 teachers and 248 teacher aides.
Quotes attributable to Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd
“This Budget is fantastic news for Pine Rivers locals.
“In line with my commitment to improve access to the Farm Animal Rescue charity, the Palaszczuk Government is funding an upgrade to an access road on Brisbane-Woodford Road at a cost of $200,000.
“I know the local community will warmly welcome such significant upgrades to Strathpine Station.
“This Budget shows the Palaszczuk Government is working for Pine Rivers locals.”
The Palaszczuk Government’s 2017-18 Budget is delivering for our local community in Pine Rivers.
There’s great news for Bray Park State High School – they will receive $2.8 million for the upgrade to the multi-purpose hall.
Plus, there’s $6.2 million in the 2017-18 Budget to complete the upgrade of Strathpine and Boondall Stations. This is part of a $28.4 million funding provided to the project.
$1.8 million will also go towards the start the upgrade of Brisbane-Woodford Rd intersection at Gympie Road/Dixon Street.
Local infrastructure projects also support trade jobs in our community.
And I look forward to continue to work with our community as these local projects are completed.
BACK TO WORK
I recognise the importance of creating jobs – and that’s why I’m delighted the Palaszczuk Government has extended its successful Back to Work program to South East Queensland.
That means incentives of $20,000 will be available for our local employers to hire young jobseekers – and $15,000 to employ the long-term unemployed.