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Massive infrastructure spending begins

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Queensland is set for a massive injection of federal infrastructure spending, according to the government.

The $85 million road project at the southern entrance to Rockhampton is just one example of road additions and infrastructure investments in the state, according to Queensland main roads minister Craig Wallace.

“This is an example of not only the effort going into rebuilding infrastructure around the state but also our commitment to provide new infrastructure for our growing state,” he said.

“The project details are not a pie-in-the-sky proposal; they are real and deliverable thanks to more than 12 months of intense work by Transport and Main Roads and engineering consultancy AECOM,” said Mr Wallace.

“All going to plan, the new bridge, roundabout and intersection upgrades will be delivered and open to traffic in early 2014”

The project is an example of the infrastructure push across Queensland, said premier Anna Bligh.

“This is an example of our massive building effort and also an example of how we are building back better making us more resilient from natural disasters in the future,” said Ms Bligh.

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