“Our nation leading health response means we are now well positioned for recovery,” the Premier said today.
“In the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s imperative that we
prepare Queensland for the difficult road ahead and plot a definitive,
responsible and comprehensive plan for our economic recovery.
“We have a plan to restore jobs.
“We have a plan to create and build more industry to future proof our great state.
“That plan is already creating and restoring Queenslander’s jobs.
“It is already kick-starting Queensland by bringing forward greater
and significant investment in infrastructure and my government is
joining with Queenslanders to unite and to recover and finish the job of
economic rescue together.
“Today’s new package of measures shows that our focus continues to be Queensland jobs and a plan for our economy.
“Every job matters and we stand shoulder to shoulder with our workers, businesses and industries on the road ahead.
“To combat the pandemic, we have committed more than $6 billion in
support packages, and, last month, the release of our Economic Recovery
Strategy set out a plan to kick start the economy and get Queenslanders
back to work.
“Now, in this second phase of the Strategy, we’re announcing further
measures for small business, for tradies, for farmers, for first home
buyers, for seniors, for cabbies, for the tourism industry, and for
artists and musicians.”
Air travel is a key component to enabling our tourism industry and
the significant economic benefits it brings and the government will
commit $15M to airline route support.
This package will support and encourage the domestic tourism spend
across Queensland and bring back airline capacity faster than it would
have returned otherwise.
National parks are critical to tourism and the government will commit
$8.93M under a works and jobs boost to provide visitor infrastructure
upgrades and enhancements to re-energise nature-based tourism.
Arts and culture
The arts and culture sector has been significantly impacted by the pandemic with performances unable to occur and spaces closed.
The Palaszczuk Government’s $22.5 million package will help support
the recovery of the arts and culture sector. This includes $11.3
million to offset revenue losses in our music and performing arts
The government’s first round of small business grants were snapped up
within days. The government will now allocate an additional $100
million for these grants to help sustain small businesses so they can
respond quickly post COVID-19.
Treasurer Cameron Dick said while small business, tourism,
hospitality and retail sectors had been among the hardest hit, mining
and agriculture industries had continued to deliver dividends for
“In our diversified economy, these regionally based industries are
among the foundations of our economy and support a huge number of
Queensland jobs. They have been critical in building the Queensland of
today,” the Treasurer said.
“Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy is focussed on measures
which will ensure the resource and agriculture industries can continue
to power on and take advantage of new opportunities, while also
providing more support to the tourism, construction and small business
sectors which we know face a long and difficult recovery.
“The next steps in our economic recovery strategy will save and
create jobs and help to rebuild a stronger and more resilient Queensland
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