Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot says he hopes tonight’s federal budget includes more money for the upgrade of the Cooroy to Curra stretch of the Bruce Highway in south-east Queensland.
The Federal Government allocated $488 million for the road upgrade in its last budget.
Councillor Abbot says he is also seeking funding for the Sunshine Coast Airport and the announcement of projects that will be funded through the Green Carbon Fund.
“That’s another critical point for us, the east-west runway is something that we’re planning for and hope to get some money on,” he said.
“There’s a Green Carbon Fund which was announced back in November last year and we’ve seen no projects come out of that yet even though there’s been a number of applications in, so we’re really keen to see that get activated in this budget.”