The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs
Posted on May 19th, 2020
The strategy includes:
- Maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years
- A $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road, bridge and pavement sealing works across the state;
- A further $200 million in 2020-21 for a Works for Queensland program to support jobs and fund productive building projects; and
- An $11.25 million expansion of the Household Resilience Program in cyclone affected areas.
The economic strategy also includes initiatives to support tourism, manufacturing and international education:
- $50 million for tourism infrastructure and more funding towards a domestic tourism campaign (Please note that the RTO Network are seeking clarification of the details surrounding this initiative)
- Redirecting $50 million of industry attraction funding under the Making it for Queensland initiative to continue to expand manufacturing capacity for PPE, hand sanitiser and medical supplies to respond to COVID-19; and
- A $10 million support package to support international students and safeguard Queensland’s global education brand.
The package includes several initiatives to enable growth in the energy sector and in skilling for the future:
- $20 million for free online training which includes training in safety and hygiene standards to keep COVID-19 contained;
- A further $14.8 million to support project development of the CopperString 2.0 project that will connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity market; and
- $20 million towards construction of a Queensland Apprenticeships Centre in renewable hydrogen at Beenleigh
For more information, please click here –https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/our-economic-recovery-strategy