Qld calls on PM to help transform Brisbane

Laura Polson

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad is calling on the prime minister to set aside money in the budget for the Cross River Rail project, saying it will transform Brisbane.

The Palaszczuk government is pushing for a 17,000-seat world class entertainment arena as part of the project to ensure Queensland keeps pace with other Australian cities and its global competitors.

"I'm calling on Malcolm Turnbull and the LNP to put funding on the table for Cross River Rail and to stop short-changing Queensland on this critical project," Treasurer Jackie Trad said in a statement on Sunday.