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Bundy and Burnett's $14M jobs boost

Bundaberg and Burnett communities will benefit from job opportunities and new assets from bikeways and footpaths to sport and recreation facilities.

The state government is handing the region $14.33 million from its $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding would have an enormous impact on the regions and the State, with up to 8000 jobs being supported or created across Queensland.

“The allocation of $14.33 million to councils across the Bundaberg and Burnett regions will see projects delivered that will have long-term economic benefits and increase liveability in these communities,” she said.

“COVID Works for Queensland funding will provide a huge lift for employment opportunities, local economies, and most importantly community spirit.”

Bundaberg and Burnett councils will receive COVID Works for Queensland funding of:

Bundaberg Regional Council - $7.1 million
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council - $1.13 million
South Burnett Regional Council - $3.31 million
Banana Shire Council - $1.39 million
North Burnett Regional Council - $1.4 million