Feb 04, 2021

Works for Queensland in full flight at Rockhampton

Works for Queensland in  full flight at Rockhampton Acting Premier Steven Miles (left) inspecting progress at the Rockhampton Airport Terminal.

Upgrades to the Rockhampton Airport Terminal, including a new mezzanine floor and passenger lounges, are on track for completion next month.

The work is being undertaken thanks to $6.44 million from the State Government’s $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

Acting Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles, inspecting the construction site, said the upgrade had supported more than 50 local jobs.

“Across the State, Works for Queensland is has created or supported over 20,000 jobs, with Queenslanders employed to work on more than 1,860 projects,” he said.

“This is part of our plan for economic recovery in Queensland, to create jobs and upgrade infrastructure in our communities.”

Mr Miles also officially opened the new home for Rockhampton Zoo’s perenties, made possible with a $320,000 Works for Queensland allocation.

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said Rockhampton Regional Council had received more than $27.2 million across three rounds of the program to help deliver 38 projects.

This had created or supported over 800 jobs so far, Mr O’Rourke said.

“That’s a tremendous result for the local economy and for local families,” he said.

Visitors to Rockhampton Zoo will see the resident perenties, the largest of Australia’s monitor lizards, in a new enclosure thanks to Works for Queensland funding.