2021-22 State Budget

The 2021-22 State Budget was tabled in the Parliament by Hon. Cameron Dick, Treasurer and Minister for Investment, on 15 June 2021. 

Thanks to Queensland's strong health response to COVID-19, we have been able to recover faster and better economically than originally forecast. 

The budget includes some fantastic funding for projects here in Logan - check out my budget highlights down below. 

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support learning in our state. We understand the importance of a good education, to set our kids up for the future. That's why we continue to make record investments in education across the state, and right here in Logan. 

  • $2.7 million for upgrades to the Park Ridge SS administration building.
  • $7 million for the construction of additional classrooms and $400,000 for refurbishment of amenities at Park Ridge SHS.
  • $300,000 to increase the capacity of Boronia Heights SS’ outside school hours care (OSHC). 
  • $20.1 million for the construction of additional classrooms at Yarrabilba SS.
  • $16.65 million as part of the $30 million Stage 2 construction at Yarrabilba SSC, which includes extra classrooms, a performing arts centre and senior technology design centre. 

Artist impression of YSSC Stage 2. Artist impression of Yarrabilba SSC Performing Arts Centre, currently underway as part of Stage 2 Construction.

This budget also includes over $1.5 million to go towards planning for a new primary school and high school in Logan Reserve. 

COVID-19 proved how important a well-funded and effective health system is to keep citizens safe. The 2021-22 State Budget builds on what we knows and sees record investment in our state’s health system. 

  • $17 million to support Queensland Health's statewide energy efficiency projects.
  • $7.1 million for the establishment of 33 additional haemodialysis treatment spaces across Queensland.
  • $3 million for construction projects at multiple Metro South Hospital and Health Service sites.
  • $109 million for the beginning of construction on the massive $560 million Logan Hospital expansion. The expansion project includes refurbishing original parts of the hospital, two new floors and 206 new beds (a 48% increase). This expansion will also mean the hospital is able to offer new and expanded healthcare services for our community.

Artist impression of the Logan Hospital vertical expansion.

Roads and Transport
The Palaszczuk Government has continued to invest money in our roads to get Queenslanders home sooner and safer. Improving our road networks is vital to a productive community, which is why I am proud of all of the work we have done on the Mount Lindesay Highway.

Check out everything we've achieved on the Mount Lindesay Highway already!

This budget includes funding for these important projects in Logan:

  • $13.4 million to continue safety improvements along the Mount Lindesay Highway from Jimboomba to Beaudesert.
  • $10.6 million to deliver my election commitment of four-laning between Johanna St and South St in Jimboomba.
  • Continuing our $37.5 million investment to four-lane and make safety improvements between Stoney Camp Rd and Chambers Flat Rd on the Mount Lindesay Highway.
  • $10 million for pavement widening on Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd between Armstrong Rd and Stubbin St.
  • $1.8 million for widening and safety improvements at the intersection of Camp Cable Rd and Edelsten Rd.
  • $5.5 million for planning of the Salisbury to Beaudesert Passenger Rail 

I am also excited that the 2021-22 Budget includes $3 million towards a business case for upgrades between North Maclean and Jimboomba, and $500,00 out of $1.5 million for planning of the future Park Ridge Connector.

The Budget also provides for further planning for upgrades to Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Logan Village and Waterford. I know the residents of Logan Village, Buccan, Wolffdene and surrounding areas have been asking for this and I am proud our government is able to start delivering with $1.3 million for planning.

Four-laning was completed from Rosia Rd to Stoney Camp Rd in 2020, and now the government is continuing that work through to Chambers Flat Rd.

Skills & Training
We are proud to help more Queenslanders get post-graduate qualifications, and are the government that proudly delivered free TAFE and apprenticeships for Queenslanders under the age of 25. We are continuing our investment in the skills and training of Queenslanders in the 2021-22 State Budget:

  • $1.39 million for a new Community TAFE Learning Centre in Yarrabilba.
  • $9.08 million to continue the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, which will assist over 1700 people in Logan to gain the skills they need to get a job.
  • $1.2 million to continue the Back to Work program, which has already assisted 456 employers to employ 804 previously unemployed jobseekers. 
  • Funding for maintenance and infrastructure upgrades at existing TAFE facilities, with $92,000 for Browns Plains TAFE and $393,000 for Loganlea TAFE.

Linus Power MP and Minister Fentiman visiting the site of the new Yarrabilba TAFE in October 2020.

Community Services
Our communities are what keep us together. I am proud that our government are continuing investment in local services that residents need, and services that help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. This includes:

  • $76.6 million over four years to support vulnerable children and families; this investment will employ 154 additional frontline child safety workers and boost services across the state.
  • $1.27 million for local community organisation YFS Housing Support, to deliver specialist homelessness services.
  • As part of a $2.6 million commitment, this Budget delivers $1.5 million towards completing the establishment of the Yarrabilba Hive.
  • $7.5 million out of a $30 million total spend to provide for the continuation of funding to enable domestic, family and sexual violence services to respond to demand associated with the impacts of COVID19. 
  • $2.7 million in 2021-22 to continue important initiatives providing specialist support to women in contact with the criminal justice and custodial systems

State Development, Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning
We are delivering important infrastructure projects and support to the local government to ensure our state is growing as the needs of our population does. Important programs funded in this budget include:

  • $24.8 million in 2021-22 to deliver infrastructure to accelerate delivery of the next State Primary School at Yarrabilba. Part of the Building Acceleration Fund, delivered in partnership with the private sector.
  • $800,000 out of a $2 million commitment over one financial year to support SEQ Councils investment in new infrastructure and community assets that create jobs and deliver economic stimulus to local communities.
  • $1.24 million of $5.54 million for Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction grants to be paid to local government for reconstruction, betterment and other projects relating to natural disasters (jointly funded with the Australian Government).

For full details on the 2021-22 State Budget, including the Logan Regional Action Plan and the full Budget Papers, visit the QLD Budget website at https://budget.qld.gov.au/

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