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The $600 million Works for Queensland (W4Q) program supports regional Councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.

$200 million was allocated to 65 Councils for 2016–17, $200 million for 2017–19, and $200 million has been approved to extend the W4Q program until 2020–21.

The initial 50 per cent payment for W4Q 2019–21, totalling $100 million, will be provided to eligible Councils by 30 June 2019. The remainder of the funding will be released after June 2019, in line with the funding agreement aimed at maintaining the community benefit and keep regional economies strong.

Program details

The total 2019–21 W4Q program budget is $200 million with projects to be delivered between July 2019 and June 2021. Each eligible Council will receive a base allocation of $1 million, with an additional notional allocation based on unemployment data.

The allocation is to be spent on job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects relating to assets owned or controlled by Council. Eligible Council should place emphasis on providing jobs for young people (15 to 24 years) in the ‘not in employment, education or training’ (NEET) category.

The 2019–21 Works for Queensland program guidelines (PDF icon 386 KB) are now available.

The department will contact eligible Councils with details on how to submit their List of Projects. A PDF version of the list of projects template (PDF icon 200 KB) is available below.

Councils will be able to submit Lists of Project from 18 February 2019 to 15 March 2019.

Forms and resources

Contact information

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Northern region: 07 4758 3472
Southern region: 07 3452 6762
Brisbane program office: 07 3452 6758