David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Infrastructure investment laying the foundations for economic recovery in Toowoomba

October 6, 2020

The Toowoomba region will benefit from more than $572 million towards infrastructure investments in the 2020-21 Budget as part of the Coalition Government’s Economic Recovery Plan for Australia, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.


“I’m proud to see our regional communities getting their fair share in this budget, with more than $572 million in funding to flow to major infrastructure projects, to build our economy and secure Maranoa’s future.” Mr Littleproud said.


The Government’s record $110 billion transport infrastructure program will support local jobs and businesses at the time it is needed most.


“The Toowoomba Regional Council will receive $23.3 million this financial year to build shovel-ready local priorities, through extensions to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, Roads to Recovery

Program, Financial Assistance Grants and the Bridges Renewal Program with a new bridge for Tummaville Road,” Mr Littleproud said.


“Improving road safety is a core priority for the Government and that’s why we’re investing an additional $1 billion towards the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, which all Maranoa Councils will benefit from.


“This additional funding will drive community-led recovery by empowering local governments to deliver priority roads and community infrastructure to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Toowoomba and surrounds will also benefit from safety upgrades of $1.9 million towards blackspots on Kingsthorpe-Haden Road and the Yalangur-Lilyvale Road under the Coalition’s Black Spot Program.


There is $115 million from the Federal Government in Roads of Strategic Importance for the New England Highway, Toowoomba to Ipswich, and the Toowoomba to Seymour stretch of the Gore Highway.


The Warrego Highway from Miles to Brisbane will see an investment of $432 million linking Western Downs and Maranoa communities with the city.