The 2023-24 State Budget was handed down by Treasurer, Minister for Trade and Investment and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick on Tuesday.

With the new budget, Logan will see improving health, housing and education and tackling cost-of-living pressures.

Logan will benefit from $1.4 billion worth of infrastructure spending, almost $60 million across social housing and homelessness services, $127.7 million on education and $11.2 million upskilling the workforce.

The State Budget will also spend $3.4 billion on health across the Metro South Hospital and Health Service.

Kingston State School, Springwood and Beenleigh Ambulance Stations, Loganlea Train Station, Park Ridge State High School, along with other areas will see investments.

“Logan residents are some of the hardest working in the State but when cost-of-living pressures hit, they hit hard,” said Treasurer, Minister for Trade and Investment and Member for Woodridge, Cameron Dick.

“That’s why this budget targets easing those cost-of-living pressures.

“It also focuses on important infrastructure upgrades, improving housing supply and homelessness services, and upskilling the workforce.

“The Palaszczuk Government will also continue its investments in Logan’s schools.

“There is funding in the Education Infrastructure Budget for a new special school in the Logan region and $19.7 million in 2023-24 out of a $68.6 million total spend for Stage 2 of Everleigh State School.

“There will also be more infrastructure upgrades to other schools throughout the region.”

With the serious problems the health system is having, $143.6 million allocated in 2023-24 budget for the Logan Hospital Expansion will help improve some aspects of the disastrous system.

The health system will also see 649 extra nurses across the state and 109 extra ambulance officers to the areas that need them most.

“Logan residents know the region is a wonderful place to live and with this budget the Palaszczuk Government is making it even better,” said Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women and Member for Waterford, Shannon Fentiman.

“The investment in health, education and infrastructure will deliver on the important priorities for Logan residents.”

$143.6 million in 2023-24 out of a $1.06 billion total spend for expansions and improvements at the Logan Hospital site, including the Stage 1 Expansion that will provide 206 additional beds, the rapid expansion modular ward with 28 new beds, and the maternity refurbishment project.

This also includes the $530 million Stage 2 Expansion of the Logan Hospital, which will significantly boost capacity by delivering around 112 extra overnight beds as well as more surgical theatres. It will enable the hospital to deliver an increased range of services locally, allowing even more locals to receive care closer to home. Part of Capacity Expansion Program. Delivered in partnership with the Australian Government.

Kingston State School will be getting some upgrades with $7.3 million to construct the FamilyLinQ administration building. The facility, delivered in partnership with the Bryan Foundation, will feature onsite health services, a kitchen and informal lounge and a central play space to connect families, providing a one-stop-shop for education, health, and community services. This project is supporting an average of 14 jobs across 3 years from 2021-22 to 2023-24.

Springwood Ambulance Station will have$1.5 million to redevelop and relocate the facility to provide fit for purpose and modern accommodation to support the delivery of pre-hospital ambulance response services.

Beenleigh Ambulance Station will have $300,000 to spend for the replacement of the existing ambulance station to support the delivery of pre-hospital ambulance responses services.

Park Ridge State High School will use the $882,000 it has been given to construct a new building for additional learning spaces.

As part of the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project, Loganlea train station relocation will see $10 million towards the relocation of Loganlea Station. Delivered in partnership with the Australian Government.

Some Logan items in Tuesday’s Budget:

  • $8.2 million to complete the new Mount Cotton Road Fire and Rescue Station
  • $19.7 million in 2023-24 out of a $68.6 million total spend for Stage 2 of Everleigh State School
  • $24.4 million to complete the South West Pipeline connecting Beaudesert to the water grid.
  • $143.6 million in 2023-24 for the Logan Hospital Expansion
  • $891,000 for Logan Gardens Shared Ring Road Stage 1
  • $891,000 for Logan Gardens Shared Ring Road Stage 1
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