Queensland will spend billions of dollars to revive the state’s ailing economy and get people back into work following the coronavirus lockdown.

The stimulus package, including $400 million for roads, bridges and footpaths, was announced in Parliament House on Tuesday.

Another $50 million for tourism infrastructure and $10 million for international students and small business support grants has also been pledged.

The cash splash comes after official figures revealed 129,000 Queenslanders lost their jobs last month as the COVID-19 pandemic choked the economy.

A $200 million program to support jobs and building projects in 2020-21 is included in the package, along with $50 million to boost manufacturing for PPE, hand sanitiser and medical supplies to respond to the virus.

More funding announcements are yet to come with parliament set to resume its first sitting in two months on Wednesday.


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