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More Works for Queensland projects announced

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the next round of projects to be funded under round two of the Works for Queensland program.

Deputy Premier and Infrastructure Minister Jackie Trad said the program, which will see $200 million delivered over two years, was advancing communities.Works for QLD

 “Councils across the state have told us how the Works for Queensland program is transforming their communities and delivering jobs and I am very happy to announce these new projects for Central Queensland today,” Ms Trad said.

 “This program is all about jumpstarting projects and delivering jobs quickly and I’m proud that we are increasing the funding and giving regional councils another boost.”

The additional $200 million of funding builds on the initial $200 million allocated to regional councils in February.

Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council Cr Margaret Strelow said the program was bringing meaningful change to the community,

“Works for Queensland is all about delivering jobs in our region and these new projects will do just that,” Cr Strelow said.

“This new round of funding will be delivering jobs through tourism projects like the Fraser Park Canopy Walk at Mount Archer and a significant upgrade to the Rockhampton City Hall to make it more appropriate for community use.” 

You can see the full list of successful projects here


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