Proposed City Deal for South East Queensland

The Federal Government has committed to working with the Queensland Government and local councils in South East Queensland to develop a City Deal and unlock further investment to the region.

It will be the second City Deal for Queensland following the policy being first established in Townsville and comes in addition to the Federal Government piloting a Regional Deal for the Bundaberg Hervey Bay region.

The Federal Government said that it has also been working with the SEQ Council of Mayors, in particular Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, on the recently released People Mass Movement Study which explores the impact of population growth on the region’s ability to cope with future transport demand.

“I along with the Prime Minister will be meeting with the SEQ Mayors to discuss the Deal, and we will also be working constructively with the Queensland Government as we have already in Townsville,” Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said.

“We need to cater for this rising population and the SEQ City Deal will be a huge step forward in making sure the people of South East Queensland get the most out of living in this beautiful region.”