During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Wednesday 28 July 2021, I asked about the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program and the Indooroopilly Bikeway.
You can read the answers below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard). After the hearings, I received an update to the question taken on notice, confirming that Council had applied for funding for the Indro bikeway but had not been successful.
Mr BERKMAN: My question is to the director-general in relation to the $100 million South-East Queensland Community Stimulus Program. I have seen a media release from June 2021 announcing some projects but no list of successful projects yet. Are you able to provide a list of the successful projects under that program?
Mr Walker: Member for Maiwar, can you confirm, are we talking about the 2021 program? Can you just help me with the time line, please, again?
Mr BERKMAN: I understand it is the $100 million South-East Queensland Community Stimulus Program. I have seen some reference to this in a media release from June 2021.
Mr Walker: Whilst my team assembles a few things, I am aware that of that $100 million there have been at least 113 projects that have been approved. That information should indeed be available. I do not have that full list in front of me and I suspect you probably do not want me to read through the 113 projects at this particular hearing.
Mr BERKMAN: Not necessarily, no, but if a list of those could be published or provided to the committee, even if it is taken on notice, just so I can get that list.
Mr Walker: Is there a particular electorate that we are looking at or simply the full list of the 113?
Mr BERKMAN: I am interested in seeing the list, but I was also keen to confirm, if you could, whether BCC applied for funding for the Indooroopilly bikeway stages 3 and 4 under that program. I understand it was not one of those successful programs, but I am interested in knowing whether they applied.
Mr Walker: Deputy Premier, through you, I suspect that might be something that we will need to gather some information on. Notwithstanding how good my team is, I am not confident that in the remaining six minutes we will have that information for you. Member for Maiwar, if you are okay with it, we will get that information regarding BCC’s application or otherwise.
Mr BERKMAN: I very much appreciate it, thank you.