In a three-way collaboration, the Australian Government, Queensland Government, and the Council of Mayors (SEQ) have launched the South East Queensland City Deal Implementation Plan.

The documents lay out $1.8 billion worth of projects that supporters say will fortify the region as a fast-growing hotspot, increase digital and transport connectivity, liveability, and nurture communities.

South East Queensland has been witnessing a surge in population, which is expected to continue with the upcoming Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Deal covers spending including the $285.8 million SEQ Liveability Fund, designed to foster healthy and liveable communities, the $150 million Innovation Economy Fund to fuel the region's innovation economy, and the $450 million Woolloongabba Brisbane Metro Station to assist public transport connectivity.

Environmental initiatives include $105 million for ‘circular economy’ resource recovery infrastructure. An additional $70 million will be invested in state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, and another $40 million has been allocated to revitalising waterways and rivers through the Resilient Rivers Initiative.

The documents are accessible here.