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Budget backs Logan Schools, Roads and Hospitals

June 16, 2021

A new school oval, more than $1 billion in M1 funding and extra hospital beds are just some of the big Budget wins for Logan announced today.

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the Budget showed the Palaszczuk Government’s economic recovery plan was working.

“Because Queenslanders did everything asked of them during the pandemic, we’re now in the best possible position to create more jobs for our community,” he said.

“We’ll do that by delivering the significant job-creating infrastructure outlined in the Budget.

“That includes a massive $1.75 billion for M1 upgrades from Eight Mile Plains right through to the Logan Motorway, because I’m committed to getting you home sooner and safer. 

“We’re also delivering another record health budget, and that means an extra 206 beds at Logan Hospital so help is there when you need it most.

“Having spent many hours on the Springwood Road State School oval as a student myself, take it from me, the $150,000 upgrade will change lunchtimes forever.

“Kimberley Park State School will also undergo a $400,000 refurbishment, delivering world-class facilities for a much-loved school.

“There’s good news for Rochedale State High School too, as we deliver on our election commitment with a $10.8 million investment in a new hall.

“Not to be outdone, Rochedale State School will gain new classrooms through our $13.9 million investment to support that growing school community.

“I’m incredibly proud of the future this Budget paints for our community and I acknowledge all those locals who have supported me in standing up for Springwood.”

The Palaszczuk Government’s Budget will directly support Logan with significant expenditure in 2021-22, including:

  • $688 million in infrastructure, supporting 2,100 jobs
  • $2.8 billion for health
  • $190.8 million for education
  • $52.7 million for social housing
  • $9.1 million for Skilling Queenslanders for Work
  • $500,000 towards the Daisy Hill Conservation Park Action Plan visitor facilities upgrades

For more information, visit https://budgetmap.treasury.qld.gov.au

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