Making it in Queensland: Building a Stronger Manufacturing Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how fragile global supply chains are and reinforced the importance of making vital goods such as personal protective equipment right here in Queensland.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has invested $30 million in regional manufacturing hubs in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and Gladstone to support the growth of regional businesses to meet local and global demand while creating more secure, well-paid jobs for Queenslanders.

We created the $46 million Made in Queensland initiative to support small-to-medium-sized manufacturers. This initiative has attracted more than $68 million in private sector investment and supported almost 4,000 jobs.

A re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will build on our strong policies to grow Queensland’s manufacturing sector. We will invest an additional $40.5 million in our manufacturing sector.

Only Labor will work strengthen and grow Queensland’s manufacturing sector

Read our full policy here.

We're investing $40.5 million into our manufacturing sector.
$16.5 million to give Queenslanders the skills required in advanced manufacturing.
We're creating new manufacturing hubs in Mackay and on the Gold Coast.
We're supporting more than 200 new jobs by investing a further $15.5 million into our 'Made in Queensland' grants program.