Bowen Basin jobs package gets the go-ahead


Bowen Basin jobs package gets the go-ahead
  1. Bowen Basin jobs package gets the go-ahead
    gladstoneobserver.com.au
    Applications open on May 31 for the $30 million…
    Queensland

ALMOST a year after it was announced, the $30 million Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Investment Package is about to be thrown open to applications.

Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash announced yesterday the package would be accepting applications from May 31, following the publication of the local committee's Bowen Basin Local Investment Plan.

"I thank the Bowen Basin Local Planning Committee for their hard work," Mrs Nash said.

"Their plan is based on local knowledge of the Bowen Basin region.

"This is a great opportunity for the communities of the Bowen Basin to submit applications for key projects that will boost the local economy and create jobs."

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A spokesperson for Federal Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd last week said the package had not progressed "as quickly as Mr O'Dowd would have liked", but said there were always processes to go through when governments needed to spend significant amounts of money.

Yesterday, Mr O'Dowd said the Coalition aimed to create more jobs and export opportunities…