Over 4,000 people responded to the community consultation process and more than two thirds backed Option 1, to use the existing road alignment.
Thanks to this strong community support, I have been able to secure an additional $25 million funding boost from the Morrison Government for this vital safety and congestion-busting project.
The upgrade will improve safety, vehicle carrying capacity with a new four-lane bridge over the North Pine River, and most importantly will flood-proof the crossing.
The funding boost will allow Moreton Bay Regional Council to complete detailed design in September with construction due to start early next year.
The additional funding is part of the Morrison Government’s 2021-22 Federal Budget, which is focused on creating more jobs as our country, and local area, continues to recover from COVID-19.
Importantly, more Australians have a job now than before the pandemic hit, and the Youngs Crossing upgrade will create a further 70 direct jobs.