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State Budget delivers wins for Redlands

June 16, 2021

A new satellite hospital, fire station, school ovals and road upgrades are just some of the local investments announced in the Palaszczuk Government’s 2021-22 Budget today.

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the Budget showed Queensland’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 $136.4 million from our record health budget for Redland Hospital’s carpark and expansion, $7.2 million for the Mount Cotton Fire Station and $1 million for a brand-new oval at Mount Cotton State School.”

Member for Redlands Kim Richards said the Budget delivers the infrastructure her growing community needs. 

“The Palaszczuk Government is focused on our growing Redlands region and this Budget ensures we get the infrastructure we need as we continue to grow,” she said.

“This means a new $40 million satellite hospital in Redland Bay and a new state school in southern Redland Bay.

“We have record investment in our roads, hospital and health services, and across our schools including a new $8.6 million learning precinct for Victoria Point State High School.”

Member for Capalaba Don Brown welcomed the record investment in local schools.  

“This Budget delivers $4.1 million towards Capalaba State College’s new hall, which will enable the school to cater for full assemblies and their basketball and volleyball excellence programs,” he said.

“Alexandra Hills State School has secured $400,000 for refurbishments, while Birkdale South State School students will enjoy a $275,000 upgrade to their outdoor learning area.

“Elsewhere, Hilliard State School’s E Block will undergo a $450,000 refurbishment and $300,000 will be invested in Vienna Woods State School’s after school learning facility.

“This is on top of the final $950,000 for the redevelopment of Alexandra Hills TAFE, which I’m looking forward to seeing completed.”

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

  • $4.1 billion in infrastructure, supporting 11,700 jobs
  • $7 billion for health
  • $309.6 million for education
  • $122.3 million for social housing
  • $34 million for homelessness services
  • $15 million for Skilling Queenslanders for Work

 

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

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