Queensland Budget 2020-21 breakdown: Roads, schools, health and emergency funding for Logan

WIN FOR LOGAN: Logan MP Linus Power, pictured at the site of the new Munruben ambulance station, has praised the new state budget.
WIN FOR LOGAN: Logan MP Linus Power, pictured at the site of the new Munruben ambulance station, has praised the new state budget.

ROADS, schools and health are Logan's winners in this year's state budget, according to Logan MP Linus Power.

The Queensland budget, released this week, shows Queensland's debt is set to soar to $130 billion by 2023-24, but treasurer Cameron Dick said anything other than increased borrowing would lead to a slower, more painful recovery from COVID-19.

Education and health are set to be priorities state-wide, and Logan is no exception.

There is also funding on the way for a new primary school at North Maclean, and planning for a new primary school in Bahrs Scrub.

It comes as part of $14.2 billion in education funding across the state, including $20 million over four years for planning for new schools.

The health spend of $21.8 billion includes funding for the Logan Hospital expansion, which will add 206 beds and treatment spaces, and an extra 598 doctors and nurses.

Emergency services were also prevalent in Logan's budget breakdown, with $2.7 million to continue building Yarrabilba's fire and rescue station and funds also allocated for the ambulance station in progress at Munruben.

The Mount Lindesay Highway - which Mr Power declared was a priority after winning the state election in October - also makes an appearance in this year's budget, with funds allocated to duplicate lanes between Johanna and South streets in Jimboomba.

More duplication works are planned from Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road.

Mr Power said the investments were intended to support local jobs as the state battled to recover from COVID-19.

"We promised to get on with the job of building for our recovery," he said.

"That means building new schools and classrooms, better health services and better roads for our growing community.

"Ensuring these projects continue, not only provides work for our tradies, but also improves our community."

Statewide, key winners from this year's budget also included Queensland's hydrogen industry.

Small businesses also received a boost to aid COVID-19 recovery, but the Australian Retailers Association and Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland felt this year's budget fell short in delivering what businesses need.

Education

  • Marsden State High School - $13.6 million in 2020-21 out of a $17.5 million total spend to construct a new building with six general learning spaces and 11 specialist learning spaces.
  • Community TAFE Learning Centre pilot at Yarrabilba - $1.5 million for a Community TAFE Learning Centre pilot in Yarrabilba.
  • New primary school in North Maclean - $26.9 million in 2020-21 out of a $66.5 million total spend to construct a new primary school in North Maclean.
  • Primary School in Bahrs Scrub - $1 million over four years to plan for a new primary school for Bahrs Scrub.

Transport/infrastructure

  • Greenbank bus facility park 'n' ride upgrade - $9.2 million in 2020-21 out of a $21 million total spend to upgrade Greenbank bus facility park 'n' ride.

Community and sporting facilities

  • Community Use Sports Facilities - $473,929 in 2020-21 out of a $500,000 total spend to construct field lighting, change sheds and a small canteen at Browns Plains State School.
  • Logan PCYC development - $3 million in 2020-21 out of a $6.6 million total spend to construct a new PCYC on the Cronulla Park site, located at the intersection of Kingston Road and Compton Road, Slacks Creek.
  • Browns Plains Little Athletics - $13,439 in 2020-21 for new athletics equipment for Browns Plains Little Athletics.
  • Waterford Rugby League Club - $339,027 in 2020-21 out of a $500,000 total spend for Waterford Rugby League Football Club Inc. to construct a clubhouse to support rugby league at Meadowbrook.
  • New Sport Field Lighting - $95,740 in 2020-21 out of a $282,397 total spend for Marsden State High School to supply and install field lighting to support football and rugby league at Marsden State High School, Waterford West.

Emergency services

  • Loganlea replacement permanent fire and rescue station - $150,000 in 2020-21 out of a $4 million total spend to continue replacement of the permanent fire and rescue station at Loganlea.
  • Munruben Ambulance Station - $1.3 million in 2020-21 out of a $3.6 million total spend for the construction of a new Ambulance Station at Munruben.
  • Yarrabilba new permanent fire and rescue station - $2.7 million in 2020-21 out of a $4.5 million total spend to continue the new permanent fire and rescue station at Yarrabilba.

Health services

  • Logan Hospital - $53.6 million in 2020-21 out of a $603.6 million total spend to deliver an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces with a vertical expansion of Building 3 and targeted refurbishment of other key locations. Delivered in partnership with the Australian Government.