The Building Works package will provide immediate benefit to communities across the state, many of which were also impacted by this summer’s bushfires.
This locally focussed approach to driving our state’s economy and creating local jobs is essential for communities in metropolitan, suburban, rural and regional Victoria as we respond to, and recover from, this pandemic.
The investment will create thousands of jobs, including providing vital support to those working in our state’s supply chains.
More than half of these projects are in rural and regional Victoria – from our smallest town to our most famous natural wonders.
The package also includes $382 million in funding to upgrade and build new community projects and tourism experiences across Victoria – helping to ensure the tourism sector can come back bigger and better than ever.
The investment also includes projects in two of Melbourne’s Priority Precincts, as well as expanding our suburban revitalisation program and ensuring our communities have the training and sporting facilities they need to stay healthy, active and connected.
In addition to new work on road and rail across the state, the Local Roads to Market investment will see upgrades to key freight routes, supporting agricultural supply chains so that Victoria’s top-quality produce is safely delivered to market in good condition and on time.
This investment will also boost jobs across the state, working hand in hand with our Working for Victoria initiative. Working for Victoria helps employers find workers fast, while connecting Victorians who have lost employment with new opportunities.
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