380 jobs created as Caboolture to Gympie projects roll out
THE Queensland Government says 380 jobs have been locked in as shovels hit the ground on a $301 million Bruce Highway upgrade as part of state investments from Caboolture to Gympie.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey yesterday joined Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien to turn the sod on the Sunshine Coast's next major infrastructure upgrade, which will revamp the Maroochydore Road and Mons road interchanges "to tackle safety and major congestion issues in the area while supporting hundreds of jobs".
The latest project forms part of a more than $3 billion jointly-funded investment on the Bruce Highway from Caboolture to Gympie, which includes the $1 billion Cooroy to Curra Section D project set to commence construction this year.
"The global economy has been hit hard by COVID-19, but Queensland's strong health response to date means our state can kickstart the economy quickly and get on with the job of rolling out a $23 billion pipeline of road and transport upgrades," Mr Bailey said.
The upgrades are expected to open by late 2022 and will reportedly support more than 380 jobs during the life of the project.