Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has listed roads, bridges and funding for community clubs as the critical projects for fast-tracked delivery by the Federal Government in a bid to drive jobs in Brisbane and strengthen our local economy.
“We are currently facing extraordinary and unprecedented times and we want to stand with and work with the Federal Government in their display of strength to invest in, and support residents and local businesses,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The opportunity to bring forward projects in Brisbane and deliver long-lasting infrastructure and in turn create more than 850 jobs is something we are grateful for and take very seriously.
“Over the past two weeks we have been carefully assessing what projects will tackle congestion, improve safety and make Brisbane an even better place to live.
“While roads and bridges fall under the Federal Government’s request to nominate land transport infrastructure projects, I have also further identified other projects like funding for community clubs and natural area conservation that I believe would equally represent worthy investment and support confidence in our city and its economy.
“We have put forward more than $350 million in projects for consideration, including road and pedestrian safety improvements, bikeways, ferry terminals and community grants.”
Cr Schrinner said while coronavirus was causing serious impacts on Brisbane residents and the economy it also presented an opportunity to kick start some infrastructure projects, create local jobs and support local businesses.
“While providing financial relief directly to people during these tough times is important, so is the fast-tracking of projects as it gives the city lasting infrastructure in addition to driving jobs and injecting money into the local economy,” he said.
‘Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership and a clear plan to pull us all through the impacts of coronavirus.
“I want to reassure residents that I will work with all levels of government to deliver the best outcomes for Brisbane residents, and working with the Federal Government to bring forward infrastructure projects is an example of this.
“I look forward to hearing the outcome of our submission and working with the Federal Government to deliver critical projects that strengthen our economy.”
Projects listed as part of Council’s submission for consideration as part of the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Stimulus Package
ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS – $220.6 million
- Lavarack Avenue Parking improvements, Eagle Farm – $1.3 million
- Kuraby State School Carpark, Kuraby – $700,000
- Signalisted pedestrian crossing, River Terrace, Kangaroo Point – $850,000
- Esher Street / Birdwood Road – Holland Park -$2.5 million
- Tilley Road extension – $ 4 million
- Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon – $3.55 million
- Compton Road – $11 million
- Cruise Ship Terminal access – $5 million
- Brighton Road / Wakefield Street, Sandgate – $400,000
- Gresham Street Bridge, Ashgrove – $24.5 million
- Learoyd Road at Bradman Street and McCotter Street, Algester – $1.555 million
- Wynnum Road at Moore Street, Morningside – $907,000
- Old Cleveland Road at Nicklin Street, Coorparoo – $170,000
- Wallaroo Way at Blunder Road, Doolandella – $585,000
- Wacol Station Road at Grindle Road, Wacol – $982,000
- Loreto College, Coorparoo – $208,000
- LED wildlife conservation area signs – $350,000
- Footpath widening around schools – $1 million
- Bracken Ridge State High School – $190,000
- Ann Street and Creek Street, Brisbane City – $940,000
- Rickertt Road Corridor Upgrade, Ransome – $160 million
BIKEWAYS -$8.38 million
- North Brisbane Bikeway – Lutwyche Road to Kedron Book Bikeway – $4.3 million
- Indooroopilly Bikeway – Indooroopilly Riverwalk to Western Freeway – $580,000
- Bikeway – Holme Avenue Parkland, Boondall – $800,000
- Bikeway – Cliff Street, Sandgate – $900,000
- Bikeway lighting – three locations – $1.8 million
FERRY TERMINALS – $27 million
- Howard Smith Wharves Ferry Terminal – $13.5 million
- Southbank Ferry Terminal $13.5 million
BOARDWALK REFURBISHMENT – $300,000
- Riyala Riverwalk East Brisbane – $200,000
- Mon Reve Riverwalk, Kangaroo Point – $100,000
BRIDGES – $2 MILLION
- Murarrie Road, Murarrie Park – $1.2 million
- Armytage Street, Lota – $125,000
- Santolina Place, Sinnamon Park – $115,000
- McGregor Way, Ferny Grove – $100,000
- Frederick Annand Park, Chermside – $390,000
- Nudgee Beach Reserve – $165,000
COMMUNITY GRANTS – $85 million
- Grants to clubs – $50 million
- Funding for Council owned facilities – $35 million
COMMUNITY PROJECTS – $9.4 million
- Restoration planting – $1.2 million
- Nature play playground nodes (5)- $500,000
- Sherwood Arboretum – car park improvements – $350,000
- Sherwood Arboretum – pathway – $200,000
- Nudgee Waterhole Reserve boardwalk – $350,000
- Upgrades to natural areas (10 locations) – $2.1 million
- Wildlife movement solutions – $500,000
- Flood Resilience Homes program – $800,000
- Sensor deployment – $2.5 million
- Hangar 7 roof replacement – $950,000