The Queensland Government, Logan City Council and nine key developers have signed an agreement to deliver $1.2 billion of essential infrastructure to the Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone region.
More than 170 kilometres of local council road will be upgraded to support growing populations in Queensland, as part of a landmark multi-stakeholder deal.
Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick said the deal is the largest of its kind in Australia, and will secure the communities infrastructure needs for the next 45 years.
“Today’s announcement is about ensuring high quality infrastructure to support these growing communities,” Dick said.
“Flagstone and Yarrabilba are in Queensland’s fastest growing population corridor, with estimates showing by 2066 there will be 200,000 people living in these areas.”
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According to Dick, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows Queensland had the highest interstate migration in 2017-18.
“To support and service these emerging communities we need to deliver essential infrastructure, and this agreement provides the necessary funding and framework to deliver local roads, water and sewerage facilities,” Dick said.
“Some 170 kilometres of council roads will be upgraded through developer contributions, and over the next six years alone the agreement will see up to $400 million in infrastructure investment, which will support more than 130 construction jobs each year.”
Member for Logan Linus Power said new infrastructure will benefit all of southern Logan, not just the Flagstone and Yarrabilba areas.
“It is critical that new residents in these communities have the infrastructure to deliver reliable water supply, environmentally-responsible wastewater treatment systems, practical pedestrian and cycle linkages and an effective and safe road network,” Power said.
“Developer investments will ensure the infrastructure is built to accommodate young families as they move in.”
Lendlease Communities General Manager for Queensland Guy Gibson said the strong level of collaboration and commitment by all parties will see major infrastructure improvements and support the ongoing planning and servicing for the communities.
“New high-quality communities like Yarrabilba have a vital role to play in accommodating the continued growth of the region,” Gibson said.
“The finalisation of these infrastructure agreements with the state government and Logan City Council is an important milestone in ensuring that over the next 45 years the project continues to be well planned and appropriately serviced.”