The Palaszczuk Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland program is delivering jobs and infrastructure in Far North Queensland.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the program was supporting 2,524 jobs in the region.
“The latest data underlines the value to our economy of this important initiative,” said Mr Healy.
“Works for Queensland has pumped $133.5 million into 437 approved local government projects across the Far North,” he said.
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the region had benefited greatly from the program.
“These are projects that are enhancing our communities, stimulating the economy and providing work opportunities for hundreds of people in the Far North,” he said.
“Every one of these projects is making our community more attractive and a better place to live and work.”
Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said across the state more than 11,500 regional Queenslanders have gained jobs as a direct result of the Works for Queensland program, and that number continues to grow.
“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $600 million in Works for Queensland over six years, so there is more to come.
“The program is great for council workers, great for tradies and great for the businesses that supply the materials used.”
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said communities in her electorate could see the positive results of the investment.
“Projects like the extension to the Flagstaff Walking Track at Port Douglas and others throughout local councils in my electorate are making a real difference,” she said.
For more information about Works for Queensland, visit www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/works-for-queensland