The State Government has handed down its Budget for the 2022/2023 financial year, valued at $23.6 billion, and millions of dollars to be invested in projects across Logan and the Scenic Rim.
Liveability and healthcare are being targeted in the new Budget, with upgrades to the Logan Hospital, a revitalisation of the Beaudesert Town Centre and more being funded.
The State Government says it will be investing $176.2 million out of a total $576 million in the Logan Hospital throughout the upcoming financial year, which will be used to further plan and deliver an extra 206 beds in the hospital and refurbish the maternity ward.
Money is also committed to two projects in Yarrabilba, $31.4 million for the new primary school and $780 thousand to finalise a $2.6 million spend on the Yarrabilba Hive community hub.
The State Government will also fund a future extension to the Yarrabilba to Logan Village Rail Trail in cooperation to with Logan City Council, bringing the path to Bethania.
Investment in Beuadesert includes $38.3 million for a new water pipeline to connect the town to the South East Queensland Water Grid and $1.9 million to revitalise the Beaudesert town centre.
No new funding or projects were announced for the Mount Lindesay Highway, although works are ongoing to widen the roadway through Park Ridge, Munruben and Jimboomba.
$20.5 million will be spent on the Cunningham Highway at Cunningham's Gap, to repair the road after it sustained damage during bushfires in 2019.
Other transport spending includes $40 million to spend on safety upgrades around schools, including $3.15 million to hire new school crossing supervisors over the next three years.
State Member for Logan, Linus Power, said the budget was a forward-looking document, and would support the rapidly-growing Logan area.
"The budget is an active budget for an actively growing area like Logan," Mr Power said.
"We are getting the investment we need as a growing area.
"I'll continue to fight to improve our schools, our transport and our health and hospitals."
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