Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said funds would go towards upgrades to extend the four lane highway to Gympie.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said funds would go towards upgrades to extend the four lane highway to Gympie. Chris Ison

Bruce Highway and bridge upgrades on Fraser Coast

FUNDING has been allocated for road upgrades and bridges on the Fraser Coast.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said funds would go towards upgrades to extend the four lane highway to Gympie.

"Significant funding will be allocated to Section C of the Cooroy to Curra Bruce Highway upgrade," Mr Truss said.

"Funding is also available for the detailed design work of Section D, which includes the Gympie bypass," he said. 

Funding for upgrades on the Bruce Highway
Funding for upgrades on the Bruce Highway

There is also funding allocated to previously announced upgrade to roads and bridges including:

• the reconstruction of the Tinana interchange on the Bruce Highway
• the replacement of the Gutchy Creek bridge at Gundiah
• the replacement of the Goomong Road Bridge
• the replacement of the Kandanga Creek Road Bridge
• the replacement of the Marshlands Bridge

Local councils and community service organisations will also receive funding under the Stronger Communities Programme and National Stronger Regions Fund for projects including:

• The Gympie Regional Council's Pavilion upgrade and the construction of the Gympie Aquatic Centre.
• The Fraser Coast Regional Council's Stage Two of the Duncan Chapman Memorial in Queens Park, and the extension of the Brolga Theatre.

"The Federal Budget details spending on infrastructure, programs and services to build a safer, stronger, and more prosperous Australia," Mr Truss said.

He said other positive outcomes from the Federal Budget were a new youth unemployment initiative, Youth Jobs PaTH and tax cuts for businesses, providing a boost to the local economy. 


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