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Works for Queensland a winner for local jobs

News Release

Monday, 19 June

Works for Queensland a winner for local jobs

The Local Government Association of Queensland has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million extension of a highly successful job creation program aimed at regional parts of the State.

LGAQ President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the extension of the Works for Queensland program would help ensure that local councils could continue to play their key role in creating jobs for their communities.

“I congratulate Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad and others in the Government for continuing to recognise the value of partnering with local councils to get these important projects off the ground to drive jobs growth at a challenging time for regional Queensland.

“Local councils are good employers and are best placed to know where money should be invested into projects that not only help employment growth but will provide lasting value for the communities,’’ Mayor Jamieson said.

“While I understand councils in south east Queensland are disappointed they remain ineligible to be part of Works for Queensland, the LGAQ will continue to push for their inclusion in the program.” 

“I urge eligible councils to nominate projects they believe deserve Works for Queensland funding by the 28 July, 2017, deadline. All approved projects are expected to be completed by June 2019

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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