Did Warwick get overlooked in the Queensland Budget?
Did Warwick get overlooked in the Queensland Budget?

Queensland Budget 2019: What did Warwick get?

THE Warwick region failed to rate a mention in the Queensland Government's state budget.

Treasurer Jackie Trad allocated around $1.8b to the Darling Downs on Tuesday, with most of the cash - $1 billion - heading towards the health services covering Toowoomba, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Roma and St George districts.

The government has also set aside $731.5m for infrastructure and $32m for education.

However, there were no specific funding commitments for Warwick or Stanthorpe.

Roma and St George rated much better with those two regions scoring significant allocations for the 2019-20 financial year.

Roma Hospital has $6.4m to put towards its redevelopment and a further $1.5m will be spent on student nurse accommodation in the regional centre.

The new Roma saleyards has $1.8m.

The government has promised $689,000 for the St George State High School while $365,000 will go to the Dirranbandi P-10 State School.

Major infrastructure spending focuses on roads including $2.5m  for the Carnarvon Highway St George to Surat widening and culvert extensions.

Around $12.1m going to the Warrego Highway Chinchilla rail crossing upgrade.

Other commitments across the outer Darling Downs area include:

• Roma State College - Middle Campus: $2 million;
• The Bigger Big Rig and Tree Walk: $1,230,000;
• Hopeland (Linc Energy) mine site: $16.2 million;
• Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Program: $480,000; and
• Noondoo-Thallon Road: $6.5 million.

- NewsRegional



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