Annual report for Queensland shows $1.29 billion for infrastructure

The portfolio of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Queensland tabled annual reports showing economic growth, jobs and strong activity across queensland to support businesses and communities.

The annual report for the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning showed it had enabled $1.129 billion in capital investment and the creation of 2902 jobs through the department’s industry and investment facilitation program.

Minister Cameron Dick said in the infrastructure portfolio, the department helped drive a near-zero underspend in the capital program across government, the best performance in a decade.

“We have also completed 12 detailed business cases in 2018—2019, a new record, which is shown in the annual report for Building Queensland,” he said.

The reports also showed the Queensland Government’s commitment to building a resilient and strong state to deliver jobs.

“In particular, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority annual report details the significant work it has undertaken to ensure Queensland communities have the support they need to recover and rebuild after a disaster, and that they are better prepared for the future,” Mr. Dick said.

Last disaster season, Queensland experienced 11 separate disaster events resulting in 61 of 77 local government areas being activated for disaster funding assistance. Recover and reconstruction costs were estimated at $1.3 billion.

“In response, QRA coordinated $2.5 billion in reconstruction works due to natural disaster events in 2016-17 to 2018-19 and managed 930 active submissions for disaster recovery funding, delivering $520 million to councils and state agencies for reconstruction works, supporting more than 1300 jobs,” Mr. Dick said.

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