19 / June / 2018

What the Qld 2018-19 Budget means for Moreton Bay

Economic Development

Posted 19 June 2018

It’s a Budget that promises to build infrastructure and skill workers into Queensland’s future – so, what’s in store for the Moreton Bay Region?

According to local members, the 2018-19 Budget handed down this month by Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad delivers on election commitments, including support for infrastructure projects and upgrades, transport facilities, and hospitals.

The region’s schools also appear to be big winners, with playground upgrades, room refurbishments, new buildings, and maintenance projects all receiving significant funding boosts.

Budget breakdown:


  • Additional $22.5 million for the Petrie roundabout upgrade
  • $17.6 million in 2018-19 to continue the construction works for the accessibility upgrade of Strathpine Station (Total cost $27.6 million).
  • $2.3 million in 2018-19 to complete the upgrade of the Brisbane - Woodford Road (Strathpine) and Dixon Street intersection, at a total cost of $3 million.
  • $1.9 million in 2018-19 out of a $10.4 million total spend to upgrade the Lawnton Station Park ’n’ Ride (the upgrade will be completed in June 2020 will create an additional 250 parking bays)
  • $1,158,000 of $3,400,000 to upgrade the multi-purpose hall at Bray Park State High School 
  • $416,773 this financial year (of a $3,995,107 spend) to carry out network construction works at Lawnton substation to improve network performance. 
  • $47,000 for playground upgrades at Petrie State School

Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said the 2018-19 State Budget invests in the Moreton Bay Region.

“The extra funding for the Petrie Roundabout would support the $30 million project to improve traffic movements at the intersection of Anzac Avenue, Dayboro Road and Gympie Road in response to local population growth,” Mr King said.

“This $22.5 million construction funding was in addition to $7.5 million already committed for a detailed design and property acquisitions, with early planning already underway,” he said.

“Design work will review and build on early planning to ensure the upgrade meets current engineering standards and community expectations.”


  • $1.9 million in 2018-19 to continue design work for the upgrade of Dakabin Station to provide independent accessibility, at a total cost on $39 million.
    • This will include car parking and bus facilities
  • $250,000 of $350,000 to Refurbish Science Labs & preparation room at Dakabin State High School.
  • Kallangur will receive $130,000 towards the construction of a local community neighbourhood centre as part of a total spend of $4.1 million, honouring the Palaszczuk Government’s election commitment.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services and Member for Murrumba, Dr Steven Miles said the Dakabin Station is now a $39 million project thanks to a budget boost.

“Once completed this safer, more accessible station will allow all residents to travel safely, including seniors, those with prams and luggage and those with accessibility needs,” Dr Miles said.

“The investment also includes building a new footbridge with lifts, raising the height of the platforms, and adding hearing aid loops - supporting 250 local jobs during construction.”

Murrumba Downs/Griffin

  • $1.9 million of $10.5 million to construct new buildings at Griffin State School
    • That will deliver 16 new classrooms for students
  • $1 million of $13 million to construct a new building at Murrumba Secondary College
    • That’s 6 classrooms and 2 specialist areas
  • $500,000 in 2018-19 to commence the upgrade of the Dohles Rock Road boat ramp to four-lanes and add a floating walkway, at a total cost of $1 million.

North Lakes/Mango Hill

  • $9.5 million in the 2018-19 State Budget to support a $45 million project to build a new secondary school in North Lakes/Mango Hill.
  • $5.8 million (of an $11.1 million total) to construct a new block at North Lakes State College with seventeen learning areas and seven specialist areas.
  • $3 million to construct 8 additional classrooms in existing building at Mango Hill State School
  • $60,000,000 to construct a new secondary school in North Lakes / Mango Hill

Bancroft MP Chris Whiting said northsiders who travel through Rothwell will soon get home quicker thanks to a major intersection upgrade by the Palaszczuk Government.

“The Moreton Bay area is one of the State’s fastest growing regions and with that population boom comes some challenges,” Mr Whiting said.

“That’s why we’re tackling congestion head on and that’s why this upgrade is so critical for the further development of our region.

“Whether it’s the new school for our community or the substantial upgrades we’re making to North Lakes State College, this is a Budget for our children’s future.”

Redcliffe area

  • A massive $23.7 million will be invested in 2018-19 (of a $56.8 million total spend) to construct a new four-storey, 604 bay carpark facility at Redcliffe Hospital
    • This will include redesigning and replacing infrastructure and equipment in the special care nursery, birth suite and paediatric wards.
    • The Day Procedure Unit, Central Sterilising and Pathology departments will also be refurbished.
  • $4 million for construction works on a barge landing site at Scarborough Boat Harbour (pending business case) (SEQ)
  • $1.15 million for traffic signal installation at the intersection of Brighton-Redcliffe Road (Oxley Avenue) and Irene Street
  • $400,000 to refurbish home economics at Clontarf Beach State High School
  • $350,000 to refurbish classrooms at Woody Point Special School

Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Member for Redcliffe, The Honorable Yvette D’Ath said the Budget was fantastic news for Redcliffe families.

“It underscores the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to health and education,” she said.

“I know the local community will warmly welcome such significant upgrades to Redcliffe Hospital.”

Deception Bay/Rothwell/Narangba

  • $4 million out of a $150 million total spend to commence the upgrade on the Deception Bay Road - New Settlement Road highway overpass bridge
  • $2.4 million in 2018-19 to commence design of widening and providing three through lanes at the approaches of Morris Road and Deception Bay Road at Rothwell Road Intersection, at a total cost of $6 million.
  • $400,000 to refurbish a home economics kitchen at Narangba Valley State High School
  • $250,000 to refurbish a teaching block at Jinibara State School


  • $11.7 million to continue construction on a new replacement police station and district headquarters for the Caboolture region, as promised at the 2017 State Election, with additional funding provided to advance the planning for the upgrade of the existing Caboolture Watch house.
  • $9 million out of a total project cost of $22 million has been set aside in 2018-19 to deliver on the Palaszczuk Government’s 2017 election commitment to upgrade Morayfield Train Station.
  • $8.8 million to expand the emergency department at Caboolture Hospital.
  • $8 million to commence high risk road route safety intersection upgrades on Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road at a total cost $28.8 million
  • $3.6 million out of a $20.7 million to construct a new special school in Caboolture
  • $1.75 million to construct an additional six units of public housing accommodation in the region
  • $1.7 million of $9.9 million for Caboolture State High School to commence building of five $980,000 to start construction of the Morayfield Bus Station upgrade at a total cost of $6.1 million
  • $1.5 million this financial year (of a $2.2 million total) to upgrade centralised sterilising facilities at Caboolture Hospital.
  • $500,000 to reconfigure nursing practical spaces to include collaborative learning spaces, observation rooms and viewing laboratories at the Caboolture training campus
  • $250,000 for Morayfield State High School to refurbish Multi-Purpose Hall
  • $250,000 for Minimbah State School to refurbish Block I classrooms
  • $250,000 for Burpengary Meadows State School to upgrade Special Education Program
  • $150,000 for Caboolture State School to refurbish Block 11 & 13
  • $150,000 for Caboolture Special School to refurbish Resource Centre

Police Minister and Corrective Services and Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said this is a budget that delivers for the residents of Morayfield region, with vital investments in health, law enforcement and transport.

“It also supports greater capacity for frontline services means extra doctors, nurses and police – all of which translate to more jobs for our fantastic community,” he said.

“Quite frankly, this is an outstanding budget for our community - it means more public infrastructure, more jobs, and more opportunity for our growing region.”

Dayboro/Mountain Regions

  • $2.5 million in 2018-19 to commence high risk road route safety on Mount Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road, at a total cost of $11.3 million
  • $535,000 allocated across 10 schools in the Pine Rivers electorate for maintenance in schools throughout the 2018-19 financial year
  • Intersection upgrade at Farm Animal Rescue Charity Access Road on Brisbane - Woodford Road, at a total cost of $200,000.
  • $200,000 for an Outdoor Learning Area at Mount Nebo State School
  • $200,000 to refurbish Block B & C at Mount Samson State School
  • $198,000 allocated across 10 schools in the Pine Rivers electorate for minor works in schools throughout the 2018-19 financial year
  • $196,000 in 2018-19 for the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court as part of the Government’s $31.6 million over five years (2017-18 and 2021-22), reducing to $4.2 million per annum ongoing from 2022-23, to expand and upgrade existing audio visual capability in the criminal justice system.
  • $100,000 to demolish 2 modular buildings at Mount Nebo State School
  • Grant funding to the Dayboro War Memorial Association Incorporation is $4,800 for a commemorative Remembrance Day.

Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said this Budget invests significantly in roads to the west of the electorate.

“Particularly Mt Glorious Road and Samford-Mount Glorious Road where we’re doing a whole bunch of safety work,” Ms Boyd said.

“We’re upgrading audio visual equipment in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court, which is particularly important to enable conferencing so that victims don’t have to be in the same room as alleged perpetrators.

“There’s stacks of money to support communities, disabilities and communities space as well as investing very heavily in the homelessness services that exist throughout our community. So, the financial year ahead will be very exciting.”

Bribie Island

$1.7 million in 2018-19 out of a $9.2 million total spend ton additional classrooms at Bribie Island State School, including:

  • $250,000 to refurbish Block 1 at Beachmere State School
  • $250,000 to refurbish Block D at Bribie Island State School
  • $250,000 to refurbish classrooms at Banksia Beach State School
  • $250,000 to refurbish Home Economics at Bribie Island State High School
  • $250,000 for a carpark at Banksia Beach State School
  • $160,000 for a walkway at Bribie Island State School

Find out more

Read more about the Queensland Budget 2018-19 on the official government website.


Pictured: Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP; Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Steven Miles MP; Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Leader of the House, The Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP; Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner MP