Community stimulus program backs Bundamba

23 March 2021

The economic and employment recovery of Ipswich continues with the Palaszczuk Government today committing a further $6.67 million for shovel-ready community infrastructure projects.

The investment is part of the $100 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program that will support thousands of jobs during the next three years.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the program would further stimulate local employment while boosting the economy and improving infrastructure.

“This is great news for the Ipswich region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr McCallum said.

“In 2020, through the COVID Works for Queensland program and the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package, our south east councils received $100 million to help deliver 151 projects, which the councils believe will support or create more than 2,500 jobs.

“Works for Queensland included $2 million for Ipswich, and we’re seeing the ongoing redevelopment of Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve funded through that program.

“Today we continue that commitment to our local community, with Ipswich set to receive an additional $6.67 million over three years.”