Works for Queensland receives $200M Budget Boost

The State Government has confirmed it will be extending its regional Works for Queensland program with a $200 million pre-election Budget sweetener.roadworks-3

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad says the initiative is designed to get local people into local jobs and to boost regional economy’s immediately.

“We are delivering a further $200 million over the next two years to regional Queensland councils for job-creating community infrastructure projects.”

“Councils across Queensland are telling us that Works for Queensland is transforming their towns and that these projects are getting people into jobs every single week.”

The types of approved projects range from roadworks to town beautification, tourism projects, parks and playground upgrades as well as renewable energy initiatives.

The Government says councils will soon be notified of their allocation in the first $100 million set aside for the 2017-18 financial year to start compiling a list of possible projects. A further $100 million will be available in 2018-19.