Sunshine Coast jobs boost through COVID Works for Queensland

03 June 2020

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

Sunshine Coast and Noosa will benefit from job opportunities and new assets from bikeways and footpaths to sport and recreation facilities through $7.18 million from the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would have an enormous impact on the region and the State, with up to 8000 jobs being supported or created across Queensland.

“The allocation of $7.18 million to the region’s councils will see projects delivered that will have long-term economic benefits and increase liveability in these communities,” she said.

“I know Queenslanders are resilient but our Government also recognises how difficult it has been for the region with economic hardship and unemployment in the wake of this pandemic.

“COVID Works for Queensland funding will provide a huge lift for employment opportunities, local economies, and most importantly community spirit.”

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that in the past three years, the Works for Queensland program had been very successful in regional Queensland, delivering more than 19,000 jobs and counting.

“Now every council, including those in South-East Queensland, will be given a boost to deliver job-creating infrastructure and maintenance projects,” he 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.”   

The region’s councils will receive COVID Works for Queensland funding of:

  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council - $5.35 million
  • Noosa Shire Council - $1.83 million

For more information visit: