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MILLIONS could be poured into dramatically fast-tracking two of the Gold Coast’s biggest infrastructure projects in a bid to stimulate the city’s economy.
The M1 upgrade and light rail extension from Broadbeach to Burleigh are among several “shovel-ready” projects the Federal Government will consider putting funding towards to bring the start of construction forward as part of a series of measures to keep the Coast moving.
Coast-based Industry Minster Karen Andrews said these projects would be looked at as part of a stimulus program.
The Federal Government will not look at putting money towards light rail stage 3B. Picture: SuppliedHowever, she said there would be no money for a business case for Stage 3B from Burleigh to the Airport, despite calls today by Mayor Tom Tate.
“As a government we are open to looking at shovel-ready infrastructure projects so I am happy to take those opportunities for us to look at how we could work with the State Government to fast-track the M1 upgrade to Tugun and what opportunities there are with Stage 3A.
This article first appeared on www.couriermail.com.au
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