In summary, it focuses on building the infrastructure needed for the future and to greenlight jobs now especially in regional Queensland. The package also addresses the small business and tourism sectors which have been hit hard by the impact of the pandemic. The Strategy includes:
Up to $100m in small business grants – further funding to help sustain small businesses so they can respond quickly post COVID-19 with half of the funding allocated to small businesses in regional Queensland.
$15m airline route support – to support and encourage domestic tourism spend across Queensland.
$8.93m national parks works and jobs boost – to provide visitor infrastructure upgrades and enhancements to re-energise nature-based tourism.