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The Queensland Government says the booming suburbs in Brisbane's south-west will soon get a new rail line and upgraded roads.
Transport Minister Rachel Nolan says a four kilometre section of the Centenary highway will be widened to four lanes by next year from Richlands to Carole Park.
And she says the new Richlands railway station will open in two years.
"This being the first extension of rail in the Brisbane metropolitan area for 20 years, there will be trains running on this section to Richlands by 2011," she said.
"The next stage is Springfield, and the aim for that is 2015."
However, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale says Springfield needs the rail line before 2015.
"What we would like to do is sit down and discuss it with the premier and the government," he said.
"I know finances are tough, but we really need to come to a compromise because for us to become part of that solution and help with the growth, we need that rail line a little bit earlier ... let's look at something around the 2012, 2013 mark - it would be fantastic."
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