Works for Queensland campaign calls for funding restoration

Published: 4th May 2022

Works for Queensland is a State funding program that makes a real difference to local communities in regional, rural and remote Queensland. It has created and supported 22,000 jobs and over 2,000 projects that benefit Queensland’s local communities.

Councils hold grave concerns that an upcoming reduction of Works for Queensland funding in the next State Budget will directly impact local workforces in their communities including tradies, artists and small businesses. That means fewer opportunities for critical infrastructure projects – like water and wastewater infrastructure, waste and energy projects, airport and road upgrades, arts precincts, and community revitalisation projects - which enhance the liveability of our communities and attract tourism to the regions.  

The LGAQ is asking the State Government to restore Works for Queensland funding back to $100 million per annum – consistent with historical funding levels. Why change what’s worked well in the past? You can add your voice to the campaign by sharing council and community stories from the LGAQ’s social media channels.  

#WorksForQld  #BackTo100Mill 

Works for Queensland delivers local priorities and local jobs, from local councils, employing local people across rural and regional Queensland.

Works for Queensland has sparked an explosion of projects across regional, rural and remote Queensland.

Works for Queensland funding creates spaces in First Nations communities for sharing culture.

Queenslanders love the State's Works for Queensland program and the projects it funds.

The Works for Queensland funding program is giving regional, rural, and remote communities, and their local businesses, reliability, confidence, and opportunity.

Western Downs Regional Council's new Visitor Information Centre in Miles created local jobs and boosted tourism.

Townsville City Council's newly upgraded sporting facilities in Corcoran Park will allow community sport to thrive.

Murweh Shire Council has created award-winning parklands loved by locals, toursits and flora and fauna alike with Works for Queensland funding.

Goondiwindi Regional Council has improved roads and upgraded parks with Works for Queensland funding.

Livingstone Shire Council's new community arts centre in Emu Park has transformed the arts community and continues to attract visitors to Livingstone Shire.

Whitsunday Regional Council's new pedestrian bridges in Bowen continue to improve access to the popular wetland habitat and implement infrastructure for the Muller's Lagoon Master Plan.

Bundaberg Regional Council's upgrade to the Recreational Precinct.

Mackay Regional Council's new rock ramp fishway is helping thousands of fish migrate between habitats each day. 

Central Highland Regional Council's makeover of the Emerald Botanic Gardens continues to deliver community benefits.