QMCA has today welcomed the support for major infrastructure projects outlined in the 2018 Queensland State budget and asks the Palaszczuk government to match their intention with action to ensure that projects are full funded and able to proceed.
QMCA CEO, Jon Davies, welcomed the budget, “As an industry, our members will no doubt welcome a state budget that has focussed on developing and delivering the infrastructure Queensland needs.”
“Our population is growing, and it is essential that investment in infrastructure keeps pace with that growth. Today’s budget it a step in the right direction, but it must now be backed up by a collaborative spirit that sees all levels of government and the private sector working together to ensure projects are funded and ultimately delivered in a way that maximises value for the taxpayer”.
“We want to see announcements backed up by a genuine political will to make things happen, so that projects can move from the drawing board into reality”.
“Major infrastructure projects employ thousands of Queenslanders and help them to support their families. But in the long term they supply the elements that we need to ensure the connectedness of our state, the viability of our regions and our ongoing prosperity.” Mr Davies said.
QMCA is delighted to see that infrastructure has returned as a central theme of the Queensland budget and congratulates Treasurer, Jackie Trad, on delivering a future focussed budget to help deliver the infrastructure and major projects that the state needs to sustain our growth.
It is now time to start turning promises into action.