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20 September 2019
Major rail projects worth almost $305 million are driving a regional rail jobs boom across Queensland. The major rail projects include the North Coast line upgrades, West Moreton bridge upgrades, Toowoomba Range rail tunnels and slope stabilisation works, and the Bundaberg rail re-signalling project.
The North Coast line upgrade will create 580 jobs and will consist of:
The West Moreton bridge upgrade is a $28million project which will will involve replacing 18 old timber bridges between Rosewood and Chinchilla.
The Toowoomba rail tunnels, and slope stabilisation will create 230 jobs for Toowoomba and Brisbane residents alike and will consist of:
The Bundaberg rail re-signalling project is a $21.8million project which will replace Bundaberg’s rail signalling system with a more modern and reliable system and is set to create about 150 jobs
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey recognises the importance of the above projects in making the state of Queensland more accessible.
Mr Bailey said rail projects across the state were an important feature of the Palaszczuk Government’s $23 billion roads and transport infrastructure investment over the next four years.
“That investment will create 23,500 jobs, of which more that 13,500 will be done by people in regional Queensland,” Mr Bailey said.
“We’ve created a pipeline of projects that will support Queensland construction and other related jobs well into the next decade.
“This state was built on the back of our roads and rail lines, and we’ll continue to invest in them to support our growing population and the communities that rely on them.”