Prime Minister to unveil major City Deal for southeast Qld

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce a major deal to re-vamp southeast Queensland.

According to The Courier Mail,  the agreement between council, state and federal governments will primarily focus on redesigning the region’s road and rail networks to help ease the crippling congestion.

Mr Morrison was in the region recently to announce a number of road projects but it’s understood this City Deal will focus on public transport and digital infrastructure.


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It is expected to include wave of major projects designed to get commuters across the same city is 30 minutes and from anywhere in the region to Brisbane in 45 minutes.

It’s also expected to build on the Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro projects and include connecting Inland Rail to the Port of Brisbane to boost trade.

It also proposes huge investments to boost the region’s position as the country’s leading smart digital region.

If the deal does go ahead it will be the largest City Deal awarded in the country and the second for Queensland after the Townsville Stadium project.

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