Our economic recovery strategy

Our economic recovery strategy

The Queensland Government has outlined a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

Our Roadmap to Easing Restrictions provides sensible and gradual steps to a COVID-19 recovery that will reconnect our communities and keep our economy moving by supporting business, industry and Queensland jobs.

Our economic recovery strategy outlines our guiding principles for how we will get Queenslanders back to work, with 3 immediate priorities in stage 1.

Recovery initiatives (stage 1)

1. Building vital infrastructure

Investing now in the infrastructure we need for the future will keep Queenslanders in jobs and create new jobs.

  • Fast track the delivery of the State Infrastructure Plan

  • Invest in new infrastructure to position our State for future success

  • Identify and support private projects which deliver economic benefit and support jobs


Government actions

  • $50b Infrastructure Guarantee—maintaining the current State infrastructure investment program at $51.8 billion over the next four years 2019-20 to 2022-23.
  • $400m Accelerated Works Program—to support our regions with a substantial capital and maintenance roads program.
  • $200m Works for Queensland COVID Recovery Package—to support local jobs and Local Governments with funding for building productive infrastructure.
  • $11.25m Household ResilienceProgram—to support local industry by improving the resilience of North and Central Queensland homes against natural disasters

2. Strengthening Queensland's industries

Traditional strengths

  • Resources
  • Tourism
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Small Business
  • International Education

Emerging strengths

  • Renewable Energy
  • Minerals
  • Hydrogen
  • METS (Mining Equipment Technology & Services)
  • Biofuels
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Screen Industry, Arts and Major Events
  • Defence

Government actions

  • $50m to support Queensland's Tourism Industry—to fast track tourism projects and assist our national tourism icons
  • $100m Small Business Adaption Grants Program—to help sustain small businesses so they can succeed post-COVID-19.
  • $7m Domestic Tourism Campaign—to support jobs and businesses in our tourism regions by marketing Queensland as the destination of choice for Australian travellers.
  • $50m Making it for Queensland—attracting industry to grow the Queensland’s advanced manufacturing capacity, particularly biomedical and health

3. Enabling future growth

  • Skills, training and education
  • Competitive regulatory environment
  • Innovation
  • Trade and Investment

Government actions

  • CopperString—$14.8M to continue investigating the feasibility of the CopperString project to connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity market.
  • Up to $20m for additional training—to assist Queenslanders, particularly young people and women who have borne a disproportionate burden through job losses nationally, with access to additional free training.
  • $20m Queensland ApprenticeshipsCentre—to help position Queensland at the forefront of renewable hydrogen.

Read the full overview of Queensland’s economic recovery strategy

Fact sheets

Last updated:
20 May 2020