Queensland Budget 2019-2020: Road widening, ambulance, hospital and infrastructure funding for Logan

THE Queensland government's 2019-2020 budget has stumped up 60 per cent of the funding to widen the Mount Lindesay Highway to four lanes at Park Ridge South and Jimboomba.

BUDGET: Logan MP Linus Power and Jordan MP Charis Mullen have spruiked the 2019-2020 Budget. Photo: Jacob Wilson

BUDGET: Logan MP Linus Power and Jordan MP Charis Mullen have spruiked the 2019-2020 Budget. Photo: Jacob Wilson

Logan MP Linus Power said $45.7 million would be spent on four lane road widening from Rosia Road to Stoney Camp Road and Camp Cable Road to Johanna Street.

The roads will also be lifted to improve flood resistance.

"It includes finishing the service road at North Maclean and fixing the Greenbank Road intersection," he said.

"With a growing area you have to fight extra hard...we have seen strong investment in schools, health facilities and transport but there is more to do and I know I need to keep the pressure up."

The budget shows $74 million is needed to fully fund the road widening projects.

Mr Power also said a $4 million ambulance station would be built at Munruben at the Chambers Flat intersection of the Mount Lindesay Highway over coming years, with the budget setting aside $50,000 towards the project this year.

"This will provide quicker access for ambulances adding to the new ambulance station at Yarrabilba," he said.

Logan Hospital received $26.7 million towards the $460.9 million expansion to fit an extra 206 beds and refurbish maternity services to deliver more inpatient beds and birthing suites.

The funding will also go towards a Mental Health Decision Unit for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said the health funding would benefit many people in her electorate.

"We have a lot of young families moving into new communities in Flagstone and Greenbank and it is good to see the Logan Hospital Maternity Services receive an $18.6 million upgrade that will deliver six additional maternity inpatient beds, five extra birthing suites, an expanded special care nursery with 10 additional cots and the installation of birthing pools suitable for water birthing," she said.

Ms Mullen also welcomed smaller infrastructure projects, including $150,000 to upgrade sporting facilities in Flagstone and $68,000 for the Greenbank Pony Club.

Treasurer Jackie Trad revealed an operating surplus of $189 million for 2019-2020 with debt expected to exceed $90 billion by 2022-23.

2019-2020 Budget

  • $45.7 million on four lane road widening from Rosia Road to Stoney Camp Road and Camp Cable Road to Johanna Street. Funding also allocated to North Maclean upgrades
  • $40.8 million for stage one construction work on Yarrabilba State High School
  • $26.7 million for Logan Hospital
  • $2.6 million for Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area infrastructure works
  • $2.3 million toward Greenbank bus facility park 'n' ride upgrade
  • $1.3 million toward additional classrooms at Logan Reserve State School
  • $1.2 million toward Yarrabilba Ambulance Station
  • $266,000 for Jimboomba Redbacks amenities block
  • $50,000 toward an ambulance station at Munruben
  • $148,500 for Flagstone Phoenix Brothers Rugby League Club

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