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Brisbane projects power ahead as council seeks economic boost

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Brisbane Lord Major Adrian Schrinner says residents should prepare for change as major projects in the city forge ahead.

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Green bridges at Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek are being fast-tracked to begin by the end of the year. Those projects alone will support more than 400 jobs.

Work on the Brisbane Metro continues, with Victoria Bridge set to be closed to traffic and construction of the Rochedale depot due to begin this year.

There is also work on and around the Brisbane River, with CityCats being upgraded, new ferry terminals being built at the Howard Smith Wharves and South Bank, and the Indooroopilly Riverwalk adding to the outdoor facilities available to residents and visitors alike.

“This year we have major works happening right across the city from breaking ground for green bridges, Brisbane Metro and Victoria Park alongside the delivery of several other major projects,” Schrinner said today.

“The delivery of infrastructure is a sure-fire way to boost the economy and this year we will see big progress and big changes as we get on with delivering these projects for the residents of Brisbane.

“In 2021 residents will see both small and large changes in Brisbane, from suburban intersection upgrades which use local materials and support dozens of jobs to work set to continue and start to ramp up soon on the Brisbane Metro Project, which will support 2600 jobs.”

Schrinner described Brisbane as “a city that is built for Brisbane, by Brisbane”.

“Keeping Brisbane industry and construction moving is essential to ensuring a strong economy, and to see some pretty major projects starting to take shape will serve as a tangible reminder of how far we’ve come, particularly off the back of last year,” he said.

“These projects have a positive flow-on impact for local business, with materials like piling liners from Wacol, concrete resources from Kelvin Grove to signage at Coorparoo being sourced locally as part of these works happening 2021.”

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