Posted November 12, 2019 06:12:57 A shed project in northern Queensland is hoping to create more than 30 jobs in the next two years.
The shed project will be funded by the Queensland Government’s National Development Strategy.
The State Government is looking for the project to create at least 300 permanent jobs over five years.
Deputy Premier Scott Emerson said the project was designed to create a new base of economic activity in the region.
“It will create jobs, create jobs opportunities for local people, and give us an opportunity to develop the Queensland region,” he said.
The project is part of a $10 million upgrade to the Koori Highway.
The $10.5 million project includes the upgrade of two main roadways, and a new section of road that connects the new Koorimai Highway to the Sunshine Coast.
It also includes a $2.5 billion road project.
The highway is scheduled to open in 2021.
A national masterplan for the region was approved by the State Government in 2015, but has not been delivered.
The plan proposes to build a new highway connecting Kooripu to the north, where the Koolu Koorirr will be located.
The National Development Plan is being updated every five years and includes funding for projects in Queensland.
The Koorilorr will also include a rail link to Darwin, a port, and more than 300 hectares of forestry land.