Businesses in Brisbane's CBD could be taxed more to help pay for the proposed $5.2 billion Cross River Rail project just "for the privilege of being next to it".

Acting Premier Jackie Trad says one of the “innovative funding models” being considered to help pay for a second river rail crossing in Brisbane is “value capture”, similar to that used for London’s Crossrail, which takes advantage of increased property values in areas surrounding the infrastructure project. “That is where…