Queensland Second Last for Infrastructure Spending

The 2020 Australian Infrastructure Budget Monitor ranked only Western Australia worse than the Sunshine State in terms of infrastructure spending as a proportion of total government spending due to a “constrained balance sheet”.

The report found that the Palaszczuk Government increased infrastructure spending by 10 per cent in reaction to the coronavirus recession, while other states jacked up spending on roads and rail by up to 45 per cent.

NSW and Victoria were planning to spend $84bn and $70bn on infrastructure over the next four years, compared with just $35bn in Queensland.

The report did not include spending made by government-owned corporations.

To see the full report visit https://infrastructure.org.au/2020-21-australian-infrastructure-budget-monitor/

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