The Queensland Budget will directly support Moreton Bay with significant expenditure in 2021-22 including:
$856M for Infrastructure
for productivity-enhancing infrastructure and capital works, estimated to support around 2,700 jobs in this region.
$4.1B for Health
for the Metro North and West Moreton Hospital and Health Services.
$99.3M for Education
to maintain, improve and upgrade schools in Moreton Bay.
Moreton Bay will also benefit from:
$9.3M for a Community Stimulus Program
from 2021 to 2024 to support Moreton Bay Regional Council’s investment in new infrastructure and community assets that create jobs and deliver economic stimulus to local communities.
$7.9M for Skilling Queenslanders for Work
in 2021-22 to fund more training opportunities and increase workforce participation in Moreton Bay.
$7.9M COVID Works for Queensland
to support the delivery of job-creating infrastructure, maintenance and minor works in Moreton Bay as a part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy.
Restoring frontline services in Moreton Bay
Growth from March 2015 to March 2021
595 extra teachers up 15.6%
593 extra nurses up 40.4%
153 extra doctors up 35.8%
69 extra ambulance officers up 34.4%
Delivering for the Moreton Bay region
First Home Owners’ Grant
4,902 grants paid to home buyers worth $86.1 million to help them buy their first home in Moreton Bay.
(July 2016 to April 2021)
COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan Scheme
$62.6 million in loans to assist 449 businesses in Moreton Bay through the pandemic, supporting 5,455 jobs.
(March 2020 to October 2020)
Skilling Queenslanders for Work
$44 million allocated to develop skills and provide training to 6,132 Queenslanders in Moreton Bay.n.
(July 2015 to April 2021)
Payroll tax relief
578 employers in Moreton Bay received $19.3 million in payroll tax refunds, holidays or waivers to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses.
(As at 12 May 2021)
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Investing in Moreton Bay health services
The Queensland Government is investing more than $481 million to deliver new and upgraded health services for the fast-growing Moreton Bay region.
The government is investing $352.9 million in the Caboolture Hospital Stage 1 redevelopment, which is supporting approximately 1,027 full time construction jobs over the life of the project. The project will support an additional 130 beds and refurbishment of critical clinical support services.
In addition to the redevelopment, the Queensland Government is investing $46.6 million for delivery of a multi-storey carpark, which will provide an additional 1,080 carpark spaces, including electric vehicle charging bays and motorcycle parking.
At the Redcliffe Hospital site, the Queensland Government is investing $56.3 million in projects, supporting 167 full-time construction jobs. Once delivered, the investment will provide improved facilities including a new MRI and the redesign of the paediatric emergency department.
Additionally, Caboolture and Bribie Island are two of the seven areas selected as part of the new $265 million Satellite Hospitals Program. These satellite hospitals will enable our acute hospitals in South East Queensland to manage demand and free up capacity, while continuing to safely manage patients via alternative models of care.
Investing in Moreton Bay schools
The Queensland Government is investing in schools across the Moreton Bay region to give all children a great start, engage young people in learning and build Queensland’s growing communities.
School improvements in the Moreton Bay region include:
- Burpengary State Secondary College’s recently completed new learning centre, providing students and teachers with 12 new learning spaces and four specialist learning classrooms
- Pumicestone State School’s recently completed $10 million multi-storey learning centre, providing students and teachers with 12 new learning spaces and a purpose-built music classroom. It also includes the extension to the Prep covered play area and an expansion of the carpark improving the traffic flow around the school.
These investments are helping to meet enrolment growth at these schools. Over the two years of construction, the projects have supported an average of 28 jobs.
Tax relief package
The government provided significant tax relief to support Queensland businesses, landlords, tenants, pubs and clubs, including:
- payroll tax refunds, waivers and deferrals for eligible businesses, targeted at small to medium businesses
- a payroll tax exemption for wages subsidised by the JobKeeper payment
- land tax rebates, waivers and deferrals for eligible taxpayers.
An estimated 1,010 employers in Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay will also benefit in 2021-22 from the higher payroll tax threshold.
$2 billion Queensland Renewable
Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund
The $2 billion Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund will provide cheaper, cleaner energy to power more jobs and industries in Queensland, while helping to deliver on our 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.
The Fund will increase investment by government-owned corporations in commercial renewable energy and hydrogen projects, along with supporting infrastructure, including in partnership with the private sector.
Forming part of the new $3.34 billion Queensland Jobs Fund, this investment will ensure Queensland capitalises on economic development opportunities and creates more jobs and industries through cheaper, cleaner energy.