12.5 C
Bundaberg
Friday, July 3, 2020
Home News Bundaberg jobs boost through COVID Works for Queensland

Bundaberg jobs boost through COVID Works for Queensland

Pathway
The Bundaberg region will benefit from $7.1 million COVID Works for Queensland funding

The Bundaberg Region has been awarded $7.1 million for local construction projects through the State Government's $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

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

“The allocation of $14.33 million to councils across the Bundaberg and Burnett regions 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 these regions 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 incredibly successful throughout 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.”   

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said he appreciated the Queensland Government's support.

“We welcome any extra funds for local government and appreciate the Queensland Government’s support,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Councillors will meet next week to discuss potential projects.”

For more information visit the website.

  • Previous State Government news

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Bundaberg Art Prize returns to brighten CBD

The Bundaberg CBD is set to become a thriving arts hub in November with the return of the Bundaberg Art Prize.

Rail Trail Double record for Mandy Cook

Mandy Cook is passionate about cycling and she is now the record holder for the first ever Women's SBRT-BVRT Rail Trail Double.

Alexandra Park Zoo has reopened

Animal lovers can visit Alexandra Park Zoo again after it reopened on Tuesday, 30 June.

Tropical carnivorous plants eat bugs and mice

Geoff and Andrea Mansell from Exotica Plants at Cordalba specialise in carnivorous tropical plants which eat flies, beetles, bugs and mice.

Recent Comments

CONNECT

23,577FansLike
4,005FollowersFollow
108FollowersFollow
61SubscribersSubscribe
>