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National Parks Works and Jobs Boost Program
The Queensland Government’s $8.93 million National Parks Works and Jobs Boost Program will support economic recovery by investing in infrastructure and visitor facilities at national parks throughout the state.
The program advances essential infrastructure and maintenance works on the public protected area estate, mainly focusing on:
- walking trails and day use areas
- improving access roads and tracks
- revitalising key visitor facilities and infrastructure.
These infrastructure improvement projects will be delivered to parks throughout the state including the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests, Daisy Hill Visitor Centre, Magnetic Island National Park, and Mon Repos Visitor Centre which will be converted to use renewable energy sources.
Benefits to the community
In addition to supporting the rebuilding of nature-based tourism and economies, the National Parks Works and Jobs Boost Program benefits the Queensland community by:
- improving social amenities and increasing safety in national parks
- supporting a range of physical health and mental wellbeing benefits for Queenslanders through exercise, outdoor recreation and safe social interaction with family and friends
- strengthening community appreciation for Queensland’s natural places and the cultural and natural values they contain
- enabling the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency equipment, to support greater environmental sustainability in parks.