The State Government says regional Queensland will see 13,500 jobs generated by $14.5 billion in road and transport spending in the next four years.
It has launched into a series of industry briefings o help local businesses tap into those opportunities, including events planned for Townsville and Toowoomba on August 22, Mackay on August 30 and Rockhampton on September 4.
All up the State Government says more than 21,500 jobs in road-building, engineering and design will be created as part of a record $23 billion roads and transport program to be delivered across Queensland over the next four years.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey today met with 500 industry representatives in Brisbane for the first industry briefing, showcasing upcoming projects like Bruce Highway upgrades from Cairns to Caboolture and the next tranche of M1 upgrades.
“This our fourth record roads and transport budget,” Mr Bailey said.
“There’s a job bonanza and we want Queenslanders to reap the benefits.
“Since 2015, we’ve created a steady pipeline of projects to not only support our state’s increased demand for roads and transport, but also jobs.”
The $14.5 billion of projects funded outside of the south-east includes the $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade, $150 million Walkerston Bypass in Mackay, $127 million Cairns Shipping Development, and $121 million Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade.
Detailed lists of planned projects can be viewed HERE