South-east Queensland will need to cater for an extra 1.4 million people within 15 years, Australia's infrastructure planning body says.
A major report by
Infrastructure Australia shows Queensland's population will grow to 6.4 million and south-east Queensland's population will grow by 1.4 million in 15 years.
Infrastructure Australia is an independent body that advises governments on nationally significant projects and recommends which should receive federal funding.
The report highlights the need for major investments in infrastructure in Queensland and lists which projects should be given priority. The list includes:
High priority projects - must start within five years
Priority projects – must start within 10 years