The Queensland Government is putting $14.5 million over four years into upgrading and sealing roads around the Mount Isa to Townsville corridor, creating 13,500 jobs in the process. The investment is a combination of existing Beef Roads (federal government program) commitments and some new money. Both road and rail access will be boosted through this investment.

The nine mayors of North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC) have welcomed support following the unprecedented flooding events earlier this year, but point out the shortfall in fair investment the powerhouse north west region deserves.

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Courtesy of North West Star.