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Treasurer's message

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Honourable Tim Nicholls MP

Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls MP tabled the 2014-15 Queensland Budget in State Parliament on Tuesday, 3 June 2014.

Read the Treasurer's Budget speech to learn about the highlights for all Queenslanders.

Read the Treasurer's Budget speech

Key initiatives

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Hospitals

  • $224.5 million towards building the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
  • $369.8 million towards building the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital
  • $173.3 million for the redevelopment of hospitals in Cairns, Mackay, Mount Isa, Townsville and Rockhampton
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Schools

  • $131 million to improve the numeracy and literacy of our children through the Great Results Guarantee
  • 10 new schools under the $1.4 billion Queensland Schools Project
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Roads

  • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing – $321 million towards the history making $1.6 billion, 41 km innovative toll road project
  • $768 million in 2014-15 to upgrade sections of the Bruce Highway
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Safer communities

  • $406 million for child and family services in response to the Carmody Inquiry
  • $44.5 million to address alcohol and drug-related violence under the Safe Night Out Strategy
  • 267 new police
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Supporting the regions

  • $495 million for infrastructure improvements under the Royalties for the Regions program
  • $62 million to support drought affected communities across the State

Fast facts

  • Fiscal surplus forecast in 2015-16 – first in a decade
  • General government expenses growth of only 2.2% in 2013-14
  • Queensland economic growth forecast of 3% in 2014-15 – strongest in the nation
  • No new taxes
  • No service reductions
  • More than 60,000 jobs created in the last year
  • Increases in health, education and community services spending