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Works for Tradies boosts Morayfield construction jobs

December 21, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government’s $100 million Works for Tradies stimulus kicks into gear, creating jobs for local tradies and homes for vulnerable Queenslanders, at social housing construction sites across the state.  

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said the state’s positive health response means the Palaszczuk Government is delivering on Queensland’s plan for economic recovery by accelerating social housing construction, generating more than 240 jobs and building 215 homes by the end of 2021.

“Works for Tradies funding is in addition to the $1.6 billion Housing Construction Jobs Program scheduled to build 4,522 social homes and 1,034 affordable homes over 10 years,” Minister Enoch said.

“This will support 450 full time building and construction industry jobs each year for Queensland Tradies.

“As part of the Works for Tradies program, new construction is commencing in the weeks ahead in Morayfield.

“Heavy machinery and construction workers will be starting on site with plans now finalised for this exciting new project.”

The Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $2.9 million on nine x 1-bedroom and two x 2- bedroom apartments in Morayfield.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said that building new social housing in Morayfield means more safe, secure and affordable housing for local people in need.

“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.9 million in this building project, which will provide more jobs and boost the local construction industry,” he said.

“This Works for Tradies project will provide eleven homes for people who desperately need them, which is great news for the Morayfield community.”

Chapcon Building Services Project Manager Brad Dearlove said winning the contract to build the apartments in Morayfield had been a great boost for his workers and subcontractors.

“It has enabled us to employ more people, including a project manager and site manager for that job,” he said.

“But it not just benefits for the qualified tradies – this contract means we have been able to maintain constant work for our contracts administrator and our apprentice carpenter.”

For more information on Works for Tradies, visit https://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/about/initiatives/housing-construction-works-for-tradies