BUDGET AT A GLANCE – PINE RIVERS

07/06/2013

2013-14 State Budget highlights for the Pine Rivers electorate, as well as projects that directly impact Pine Rivers Multi-purpose marine display LCD that features the unmatched quality.

Capital Expenditure Highlights

  • $68.39 million - Third track between Lawnton and Petrie Stations

  • $6.1 million - Upgrade of North Pine Water Treatment Plant

  • $170.62 million - Moreton Bay Rail Link

  • $100,000 - South Pine Sports Complex oval lighting (Get in the Game grant)

Service Provision Highlights - Pine Rivers

  • $391,000 - Home Assist Secure Petrie

  • $1.5 million - Child Safety Operating Grants

  • $12.26 million - Disability Services Operating Grants

  • $1.3 million - Social Inclusion Operating Grants

  • $920,000 - SCOPE Disability Services Respite Service (3 year funding from 2012-15)

Share in Regional Funding Allocations

(amounts listed are for wider region, including Pine Rivers)

  • $7.08 million - Upgrading public rental housing properties

  • $495,000 - Upgrading Indigenous housing properties

  • $322,000 - Upgrading community housing properties

  • $1.62 million - Public Library Grants

  • $24.46 million - NDRRA Recovery & Reconstruction Projects (75% Federal; 25% State funding)

Cost of Living Savings

  • $570.24 over two years per commuter by halving 15% public transport fare increase*

  • $280.32 per year for regular commuters who receive the "free trips after nine" discount**

  • $22.61 saving in 2013-14 on family car registration

  • No Alteration to eligibility criteria for taxi subsidy for people with a disability

Key Concessions

(for eligible pensioners)

  • $282 per year electricity rebate

  • $120 per year water subsidy

  • $200 per year rate rebate

  • $66 per year natural gas rebate

(for eligible consumers)

  • $720 emergency payment under the Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme

  • $245 textbook and resource allowance for high school students (years 11&12; $112 for years 8 to 10)

  • $6.40 per trip concession on all public transport use

Cost of Living Increases

  • Increased rate of duty on general insurance products to 9% from 1st August 2013

  • Price increase of 22.6% ($268) for 'typical' Tariff 11 residential electricity customers

  • Increasing Emergency Management, Fire & Rescue Levy ($11.20 per year for metropolitan residential households)

 

* Based on 5 days per week travel to Brisbane City, 48 weeks per year
** Based on Monday to Friday commuter to Brisbane City, 48 weeks per year