“Following my strong advocacy over many years as the local State Member for Moggill, I am pleased to have secured a $6.5 million commitment for new classrooms at Kenmore State High School, with $3.1 million to be allocated in the 2022-23 financial year.
“I am also delighted to announce a significant $23.4 million investment in the construction of additional specialist classrooms for Kenmore South State School. This is a terrific win for local families and the Kenmore South State School community, and I would like to thank all parents, teachers and staff who joined with me in advocating to ensure this vital educational infrastructure funding could be delivered.
“This budget also delivers $23.6 million of investment into the Mount Crosby Flood Resilience Program.
“Through this program, a range of major works will be delivered to improve the flood resilience of critical infrastructure located at Mount Crosby, including the replacement and relocation of the existing East Bank substation, construction of a new 2-lane road bridge adjacent to the Mount Crosby Weir, and upgrades to the East Bank Pump Station.
“I have been advised that enabling works for the new substation have already commenced, with construction on the new $29.5 million road bridge commencing in late 2022.
“For the 2022-23 financial year $14.7 million has been allocated to construct a new vehicle bridge to provide flood resilient access between Mount Crosby East and West Bank, and improve structural performance and safety.
“There is also $6.5 million allocated this financial year, for enabling works and the construction of a new substation at Mount Crosby East Bank to improve flood resilience
“It is crucially important that these works are progressed as an absolute priority by the Queensland State Government. Our community cannot afford any further delays, and I will continue to be a strong voice for our local community.
“There is still much to be done, including a comprehensive plan and sufficient funding being allocated by the Queensland State Government for integrated road and public transport solutions for the western suburbs of Brisbane, and specifically the electorate of Moggill, in order to bust traffic congestion, provide enhanced public and active transport, as well as improved pedestrian and cyclist safety.
“This budget is also one of broken promises, after the Queensland Treasurer promised Queenslanders 26 times that there would be no new or increased taxes. Despite all the new and increased taxes and significant revenue windfalls, there has still not been a dedicated focus on providing comprehensive infrastructure solutions and essential services across the western suburbs of Brisbane.”