Infrastructure funding secured for City of Moreton Bay
Published 16 November 2023
City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said today’s announcement confirming Federal funding of $32.75 million for Youngs Crossing Road and Bridge project heralded a new and positive period of growth for the area.
Other less high-profile projects across City of Moreton Bay also received funding.
In a windfall for the area, Klingner Road - Boardman Road intersection upgrade at Kippa-Ring received additional funding.
“I’m glad to see common sense has prevailed and thank the Federal Government for their support,” Mayor Flannery said.
“The Youngs Crossing Road transport corridor is nationally significant and a critical link in the Queensland road network, being one of only four road crossings of the North Pine River connecting City of Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and beyond to Brisbane and the Australia Trade Coast.
“It is currently used by approximately 20,000 vehicles every day, with traffic is forecast to increase to 27,500 vehicles by 2036.
“During heavy rains and flooding, transport is pushed onto the Bruce Highway or Old Gympie Road which are already crippled by massive congestion and causing daily delays for residents and businesses across the South East.
“These funding announcements are good for the community and more broadly South East Queensland.
“The best partnerships are collaborative and this project has been one all levels of Government have worked on together for years now.
“I am just so pleased to see crucial road connections have been given funding and that party politics has been put to the side for the benefit of community.”
Work will now begin on a tender process for the construction of the Youngs Crossing Road and Bridge project. Design work has already been finalised and resources allocated.
In addition to the Federal Government’s $32.75 million commitment, the Youngs Crossing Road and Bridge project has received $15 million from the State Government with the Council itself assigning $32.25 million to the project.