$70 million up for grabs for job-creating regional infrastructure projects

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The Palaszczuk Government’s successful $365 million Building our Region’s (BoR) program has entered its next phase, with details of the $70 million Round 5 revealed.

Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Cameron Dick said regional Queensland councils will have until Friday 30 August to submit expressions of interest for shovel-ready projects.

"Regional infrastructure development means more Queensland jobs, and more jobs means a stronger Queensland,” Mr Dick said.

“That’s why our government committed another $70 million towards BoR in the 2019-20 state budget, because we want to create more employment opportunities for Queenslanders in our rural and remote towns.

“Through BoR, the Palaszczuk Government has invested $295 million towards 223 infrastructure projects across regional Queensland.

“This has supported more than 2400 jobs, while attracting additional investment of $487 million from councils and other organisations.

“Building our Regions demonstrates our commitment to working in partnership with regional councils, to deliver the vital infrastructure these communities need to grow and thrive.”

Local Government Association of Queensland President and Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the beginning of BoR Round 5.

“The LGAQ has seen firsthand the economic injection and jobs for regions this program provides,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“By working with councils to identify projects that will deliver local growth, support local businesses and create more liveable communities, the Palaszczuk Government is supporting investment and opportunities across Queensland’s regions, which is welcomed by councils.”

Councils have four weeks, from Monday 5 August, to submit their expressions of interest via the Building our Regions portal.

The new BoR guidelines are now available, and representatives from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning will soon begin conducting information sessions around the state.

Projects shortlisted to progress to the business case stage under Round 5 are expected to be announced in late September 2019.

Councils with shortlisted projects will then be invited to prepare and submit a business case with detailed supporting information for each project.

Visit the Building our Regions webpage to learn more.

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The Honourable Cameron Dick

 
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