The Queensland Government has secured addtional federal funding for the Gold Coast Light Rail and $20 million to fund business cases for a Port of Brisbane connection as part of an Inland Rail deal with the federal government.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was good news for Queensland.

.“This is a massive win for Queensland,” Minister Bailey said. “Inland Rail presents an opportunity to move more freight onto trains and take trucks off roads. That becomes more important as south east Queensland continues to grow.”

“This deal also prioritises planning for the passenger rail services that will be needed to serve growing parts of south east Queensland, like the Salisbury to Beaudesert rail link. “It delivers funding for what’s needed now, like the next stage of light rail on the Gold Coast, and what will be needed in the coming decade.”

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