The Rookwood weir is one of the key projects being funded in the State budget.
The Rookwood weir is one of the key projects being funded in the State budget. Allan Reinikka ROK270519arookwoo

Queensland Budget 2019: What's Rockhampton getting

HEALTH, infrastructure and education are the key priorities in the Queensland Government's state budget for the Rockhampton region.

Treasurer Jackie Trad allocated around $1.7 billion  to the central Queensland area on Tuesday, with most of the cash - $1.1b - heading towards infrastructure projects.

Capital works funding for Rockhampton includes:

• $83m for Rookwood Weir project;
• $88m for the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion;
• $15m for the Bruce Highway Terranova Drive works;
• $29.1m for the Capricorn Highway duplication between Rockhampton and Gracemere and a further $16.8m for the Rockhampton to Emerald stretch of the motorway;
• $10.4m for the Bajool-Port Alma Road works;
• $14.9m for the Rockhampton road train access; and
• $52m for the Stanwell Power Station;
The government has also set aside $622m for health and $43.7m for education for all of central Queensland.
The Rockhampton Ambulance Station and Operational Centre received $1.3m and Yeppoon State High School has $1.5m for its building works.
Other budget highlights include:
• Fairbairn Dam improvement project: $18.6 million;
• Great Keppel Island Rejuvenation Pilot: $17.7 million;
• Black Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade: $1 million; 
• Emerald State High School: $1.7 million; 
• Yeppoon rail line: $1.1 million;
• North West Island campground: $850,000; 
• Emerald Saleyards upgrade: $504,732; and
• Yeppoon State School: $250,000.


- NewsRegional



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