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What connects a new reptile enclosure at the Rockhampton Zoo and a bird hide in Tin Can Bay?

These are just three of almost 500 projects (PDF, 55KB), funded under the third round of the Works for Queensland program (W4Q).

The $200 million round in 2019–2021 will support 65 eligible regional councils and help to create or support more than 4,500 jobs.

The projects are many and varied such as the new RV park in Gympie, an airport terminal upgrade at Aurukun, and a pedestrian and light vehicle bridge in Gladstone. Across the state you will see many more job creating projects such as upgraded theatres and new bike tracks.

W4Q has had a powerful effect in creating jobs, boosting local economies and increasing the livability in regional towns and cities with new or refurbished infrastructure.

The announcement of an extension to W4Q to include a 2019–21 funding round means this is now a $600 million program. Councils across Queensland are enthusiastically supporting Works for Queensland, which has so far supported, created or sustained more than 14,000 jobs since its launch in 2017.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2021