October 22, 2020
Local councils have welcomed an announcement this week by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that a re-elected Labor State Government would commit $400 million to the popular Works 4 Queensland infrastructure program.
The Premier made the commitment during her opening speech at the Local Government of Queensland annual conference which is being held on the Gold Coast.
Mayors, CEOs and other Council representatives from across Queensland are attending the conference.
“Mayors and councillors from across regional Queensland were buoyed by the Premier’s ongoing commitment to rural Queensland councils,” South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto said.
He said the Premier also announced another $280 million for the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme across Queensland.
The $280 million will be spent over four years.
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On October 20, the Premier announced that if elected, a Labor government would commit to an $880 million “Keeping Queensland Working” program, which includes:
- $400 million Works 4 Queensland
- $200 million for the SEQ Community Stimulus Package, and
- $280 million to continue the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme
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