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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    $15 million more accelerated works projects for Mackay region

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    $15 million more accelerated works projects for Mackay region

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the fast-tracking of more Government-funded capital works projects in the Mackay region.

    The Premier said $15 million worth of projects had been identified, bringing the total value of Mackay’s Accelerated Works Program to more than $75 million.

    “I said our Accelerated Works Program would be state-wide, and Mackay is a particular focus,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Some of the projects in this round of accelerated works weren’t due to start until August 2020, but we will bring them forward and get that investment flowing into the region much earlier.

    “It’s expected these projects will create around 44 jobs sooner, bringing the total number of accelerated jobs in the Mackay region to over 177 full-time equivalents.

    “I know how important it is for the Government to do what it can when times are tough. We need more jobs, sooner, and that’s what my Accelerated Works program delivers.

    “These new projects add to other major works like the Vines Bridges projects that my government will bring forward to stimulate the regional economy.”

    Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said more accelerated capital works in Mackay was welcome.

    “The Accelerated Works Program is a great initiative for our region,” Mrs Gilbert said.

    “Mackay has been doing it tough with the downturn in commodity prices. We can’t control that, but we can fast-track projects to speed up investment and bring forward jobs, and that’s what we’re doing.

    “We want to keep our workers and their families here in this region, and the Premier’s Accelerated Works program will help us achieve that.”

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