REVEALED: Huge Budget projects to create 3200 jobs for CQ
JOBS, jobs, jobs is the theme of the 2017-18 Queensland Budget.
And Central Queensland is lining up for its fair share of the jobs bonanza with State Treasurer Curtis Pitt announcing 3200 new jobs created for the region by the Budget.
Job-creating projects include:
- $1.3m of a $3.4m local disaster co-ordination Centre Yeppoon
- $9.4m out of $25m project for Yeppoon foreshore revitalisation
- $1.2m Yeppoon State High School upgrade
- $5m Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade
- $7.9m Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion (170 jobs)
- $825,000 of a $1.15m Hartley Street, Emu Park, recreation reserve funding
- $1m North Rockhampton hazmat and training facility
- $3m Rockhampton Hospital expansion CQ
- $5.7m to deliver specialist homelessness services CQ
- $57.5m natural disaster relief recovery arrangements CQ
- $9.8m Works for Queensland CQ
- $35m over five years to boost trade and investment across Queensland, including specific initiatives targeting CQ
- $25m to grow international education and training (IET).
- $1.1 billion on rebuilding critical infrastructure post-Cyclone Debbie.
- $24.4m to regional councils for maintenance and minor infrastructure projects in CQ
- $2.8m apprentice and trainee payroll tax rebate
- 630 local and young jobseekers gained employment after $3.1m Back to Work programme
- $10.6m for Skilling Queenslanders for Work training to 1071 people, including 738 of who gained employment or further training.
- $310,000 mental health program