Budget fails Qld infrastructure: Trad

THE federal budget has failed to deliver funding support for the critical infrastructure needed by Queensland’s growing coal and mineral exporting regions, according to state treasurer Jackie Trad.

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Federal budget shortchanges Queensland, says Treasurer Jackie Trad.

She said the budget showed a lack of awareness about Queensland's special requirements with big promises for New South Wales and Victoria instead. 
 
"The big ticket promises the Turnbull government are making are on the never-never, the majority of the money won't even be allocated for up to four years meaning Queenslanders will be waiting years for the Commonwealth to deliver on their promises," she said.
 
"There was zero funding for projects like Cross River Rail, which will … deliver thousands of jobs in one of Australia's fastest growing regions.
 
"There was nothing for the Rockhampton Levee and the Townsville Port, important infrastructure measures that we've already committed...