Brisbane jobs boost through COVID Works for Queensland

03 June 2020


Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

Brisbane City Council will receive $5 million for shovel-ready projects from the $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program, with individual council allocations announced today.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the allocation would lead to more job opportunities across the city, and the State, with up to 8000 jobs being supported or created across Queensland

“While Queenslanders are resilient, it has certainly been a difficult time for everyone and this program will provide a huge lift for employment opportunities, local economies, and most importantly community spirit,” she said.

“The allocation of $5 million to Brisbane City Council will see projects delivered that will have long-term economic benefits and increase liveability in our communities.”

In announcing the funding allocation, Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said COVID Works for Queensland was designed to help councils get their communities back on their feet.

“In the past three years, we have seen how incredibly successful the Works for Queensland program has been throughout regional Queensland, delivering more than 19,000 jobs and counting, and now every council will be given a boost to deliver job-creating infrastructure and maintenance projects,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“We have never had to deal with anything like the repercussions from this pandemic, which is why the Queensland Government has put together the $6 billion economic recovery strategy Unite and recover for Queensland Jobs, of which COVID Works for Queensland is an integral part for our councils and their communities.

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