Cross River Rail Has All Party Support With Federal Funding Announcement

Cross River Rail Has All Party Support With Federal Funding Announcement

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

Federal Government Commits Funding To Cross River Rail

Victor P Taffa

The Palaszczuk Government has secured the support of the Turnbull Federal Government to finalise planning for Cross River Rail.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the Federal Government has agreed to join the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and committed an initial $10 Million for further development of the project.

“Cross River Rail is our highest priority infrastructure project which will fundamentally transform South East Queensland.” Deputy Premier Trad said.

“This is a city-shaping project that will be a driver of new jobs, better housing and increased productivity.”

“The cooperation of the Federal Government will help expedite the completion of the initial stages of Cross River Rail and is the next step towards fully funding this project.”

“I’m delighted Prime Malcolm Turnbull has come on board and agreed to partner with us moving forward.”

Deputy Premier Trad called on State Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls and the state opposition to join their federal colleagues and embrace the opportunity of Cross River Rail.

QLD Cross River Rail Map

QLD Cross River Rail Map










“We are taking the politics out of building Cross River Rail.” Deputy Premier Trad said.

“The Federal Government has recognised its potential and so has the Brisbane City Council.”

“The Nicholls opposition are now isolated with no vision or plans for the future.” Deputy Premier Trad said.

“I call on Tim Nicholls and the opposition to join their federal and council colleagues and support Cross River Rail, a project that is vital for South East Queensland’s future growth.”

“Our only frustration with Cross River Rail is that it is not currently under construction because the Newman-Nicholls Government tore up a 50/50 funding deal with the Federal Government in 2013.” Deputy Trad said.