The 2014-15 State Budget released by the Queensland Government will see funds flow to the Darling Downs region for a range of projects.
The total budget allocation of $8.6B for infrastructure and investment across Queensland includes Darling Downs projects such as:
- $30.4 million from the Australian and Queensland Governments for the $1.606 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.
- $24.5 million, in partnership with the Australian Government, for the $635 million program of safety, capacity and infrastructure works on the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Miles.
- $159.8 million for regulated network refurbishment, load energy management, asset replacement, and reliability and augmentation works for the Darling Downs energy network.
- $34 million of up to $42.3 million for education facilities at Centenary Heights, Dalby and Warwick and Toowoomba State High Schools, and for a new secondary school at Highfields.
- $2.3 million to complete the Warra potable water treatment plant, the redevelopment of Dalby saleyards, the Miles waste and recycling centre, and the flood mitigation study in Chinchilla.
- $955,000 for sustainable agriculture, weed management and water quality in the Condamine Catchment.
- $1.6 million to complete upgrades of Chinchilla and Nanango police stations.
- $2.4 million to develop the Chinchilla Multi-Tenant Service Centre.
- $200,000 for water quality management under the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
via Advance Western Downs