Which Coast suburb scored $11.9m for a new school in 2017 Budget

THE State Government will cough up $120 million for the widening of the Bruce Highway from the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway.

 Treasurer Curtis Pitt said this year's budget would support 3700 jobs across Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay in 2017-18.

 The Queensland Government is spending big on health and education across the Coast.

JOBS PUSH: Budget's six billion dollar push for 22,000 jobs

A total of $64.7m has been set aside for the ongoing construction and development of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital while the Caloundra Hospital refurbishment will get $7.9m.

About $11.9m will go towards a new school in Caloundra South.

Coolum State High School received $3.2m for its new classrooms. Nambour Special School has $4.4m and $6.6m went to the Currimundi Special School.

About $6.9m will be spent on the Suncoast Power project,  $10m will be provided to the private sector to connect the Palmview development area to the Kawana sewerage treatment plant.

About $769,963 went to the Sunshine Coast Aquatic Exercise Facility and the Peregian Digital Hub development received $706,000.

Coolum and Nambour police stations received $100,000 and $300,000 for upgrades while $600,000 will be spent on the Maroochydore Elderly Parent Carer initiative.

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre upgrade projects received $180,000.

About $27.5m will be spent on employer support payments across south-east Queensland.

Road funding includes $34.5m for Bruce Highway safety barriers between Brisbane and Gympie and the $120m for the widening of the Bruce from Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway.

WHAT THE SUNSHINE COAST GETS (PDF)

In May, the Federal Government announced $536.4 million in upgrades to the Pine Rivers to Caloundra Rd section of the national highway.

It's believed the funding, as part of an 80/20 Federal-State split, will deliver a six-lane Bruce Hwy from Brisbane through to the Sunshine Mwy interchange.

The lion's share of the $844 million allocated to the national road link as part of the Turnbull Government's $75 billion, 10-year infrastructure funding and financing commitment was delivered in the 2017-18 Budget by Treasurer Scott Morrison.

The funding comes on the back of $1 billion already secured for the Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Mwy stretch.

- NewsRegional

News Corp Australia


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