Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Calliope Xroads Funding

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Calliope Xroads Funding

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER gladstoneobserver.com.au

CRAIG Wallace, Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, is banking on the Federal Government coming up with all funds required for the Calliope Crossroads project.

At a public consultation meeting in May, it was said the two ultimate proposals for the Calliope Crossroads major upgrade would cost in excess of $55 million, which was the amount the Federal Government committed leading up to the 2007 election.

Mr Wallace, while visiting Gladstone yesterday, said there would be no consideration for a jointly- funded effort between the State and Federal governments to build the much-needed upgrade.

"I think with the Federal election around the corner, I know that Chris Trevor, the local member, is being very vocal in securing funds for this," he said.

Mr Wallace said once the department finalised the costings for works on the Bruce Highway, the department would do a P90 estimate Co 90 per cent certainty of the costing Co and supply a final business costing to the Federal Government. …

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