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Funding creates tradie jobs

Following the announcement of a number of funding programs to boost construction in Queensland, hundreds of jobs for tradespeople will be created.

Queensland Schools Funding

Queensland’s state schools are set for an upgrade after the Palaszczuk Government announced $220 million to refurbish education facilities, a works program set to create hundreds of jobs for tradespeople across the state.

The funding is on top of more than a billion dollars already announced for new schools and new classrooms creating even more jobs across the state in 2020.

Projects include the refurbishment of classrooms and libraries, the creation of outdoor learning spaces, the refurbishment of tennis courts, the repairing of paths and walkways as well as new and refurbished playgrounds.

Schools are being encouraged to engage local businesses to complete maintenance works and smaller jobs in schools, greatly benefitting hundreds of local tradies across Queensland.

For further information, visit https://qed.qld.gov.au/programs-initiatives/det/building-education.

Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package

The Premier has announced $50 million in projects across South East Queensland as part of the state’s economic recovery plan to create jobs and build important shovel-ready community infrastructure.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 1500 jobs would be supported or created with the funding going to 12 South East Queensland councils for 63 projects under the Queensland Government’s $50 million Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

Projects include building a new BMX precinct at Brendale, revitalising the Mooloolaba Foreshore, improvements to the Beenleigh CBD, and a new path and boardwalk near Frenchmans Beach on North Stradbroke Island.

For more information, visit www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/unite-and-recover.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work 

Another multi-million dollar round of funding will go towards job-assisting projects for community organisations under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for jobseekers, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.

More than 70 per cent of participants find work, take on further training or return to school around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.

For further information visit  www.qld.gov.au/skillingqueenslanders or call 1300 369 935.

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