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    Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Palaszczuk Government Infrastructure Investment tops $50 billion

    Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Palaszczuk Government Infrastructure Investment tops $50 billion

    Queensland’s infrastructure investment will break the $50 billion barrier over the next four years, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

    Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the infrastructure investment, which includes record spending on health and education, will support 41,500 jobs during this financial year alone.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to delivering the schools, hospitals, road and other vital infrastructure that Queenslanders need, no matter where they live across this vast state,” Ms Trad said.

    “Since this year’s Budget was handed down in June, we have ramped up our investment even more, with our commitment to the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3.

    “We’re also investing in regional roads such as the Smithfield Bypass and Mackay Ring Road, upgrades to infrastructure including the Port of Townsville, delivering the Townsville Stadium, building new high schools in Brisbane and upgrading hospitals at Logan, Caboolture and Ipswich.

    “We know these big projects turbocharge job creation, helping us to create more jobs in more industries.

    “Since the Palaszczuk Government was elected, more than 223,000 Queensland jobs have been created, including 118,000 full time jobs.

    “Over the past year alone, more than half of all new Queensland jobs have been created in regions outside Greater Brisbane.

    “The 41,500 jobs supported this financial year through our infrastructure investment will go a long way to ensuring that jobs growth continues across Queensland.”

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