Apr 30, 2020

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure in focus in COVID-19 fightback

Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick says it is full steam ahead for the Queensland Government’s infrastructure program, despite COVID-19.

Mr Dick said also the government was working closely with the private sector to bring forward approvals and drive investment into major projects and development opportunities.

“I have tasked Queensland’s Coordinator-General to work with key executives from the infrastructure and property sector peak bodies, alongside other Directors-Generals as part of the new Infrastructure Industry Steering Committee,” he said.

“This committee is working together to prioritise and progress catalytic infrastructure projects and development opportunities.

“We will be making further announcements in the coming weeks to help support jobs, growth and confidence as we face COVID-19.”

Mr Dick said the government’s 2019 update of the State Infrastructure Plan had set out a strong pipeline of capital works over four years, which it remained committed to delivering.

“Commencing from 1 April 2020, over the next six months more than 130 government projects are on track to commence construction, valued in excess of $3.8 billion,” he said.

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