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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones

Kate Jones Appointed Minister for Cross River Rail

Victor P Taffa

Kate Jones has been appointed Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Cross River Rail was Queensland’s biggest infrastructure project.

“We’re investing $5.4 Billion in the Cross River Rail project.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“It’s a massive project that will create thousands of jobs, result in more train services and less congestion.”

“It will mean 24 trains running in both directions each hour when it’s complete and take up to 18,500 car trips off south-east Queensland roads each day.”

“Kate Jones helped oversee the delivery of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which were labelled the best-ever.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“Like the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games delivered benefits that will last for decades, Cross River Rail will deliver benefits well into the future.”

Minister Jones said the project would transform the entire south-east Queensland rail network.

“I’m pleased to be taking Cross River Rail on as an area of responsibility.” Minister Jones said.

“It will mean more trains and more railway stations for south-east Queensland. Queensland is a growing state and we need to ensure we plan and prepare for the future.”

“Part of that is building the public transport we need. That’s why we’re investing $5.4 Billion to deliver Cross River Rail.” Minister Jones said.

2019–20 Budget includes a $12.941 Billion capital works program which will directly support 40,500 jobs across Queensland, with 25,500 of these jobs in regions outside Greater Brisbane.

QLD Premier Campbell Newman

QLD Member for Cooper Kate Jones









Member For Cooper Kate Jones

Minister Kate Jones was appointed as Minister responsible for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Minister Kate Jones was elected to Parliament as the Member for Ashgrove. Premier Campbell Newman won the seat of Ashgrove from Kate Jones in 2012.

Minister Kate Jones defeated Premier Campbell Newman in 2015 and after 2017 the seat was abolished and with redrawn electoral boundaries renamed as the seat of Cooper.

Previous Legislative Assembly Representation:

Ashgrove – ALP (31 Jan 2015 – 24 Nov 2017)

Ashgrove – ALP (9 Sep 2006 – 23 Mar 2012)


ALP                Australian Labor Party


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