Qld Premier promises $20m events boost if Labor win the election

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has pledged $74 million to help rebuild the tourism industry in the run up to the state election.

Palaszczuk made the announcement from Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, pledging $20 million for a major events “boost”.

Another $15 million was promised for regional tourism organisations and $15 million for a marketing campaign to bring visitors to the Sunshine State.

Another $20 million will be set aside for a Queensland Tourism Activation Fund.

“So many tourism jobs bring so much to our economy and we know that the tourism sector has been hit hard during the COVID crisis and we want to continue to support them,” Palaszczuk said.

“This is absolutely vital. We also want to make sure that we’re preparing for the future.

“And when we do see all of Australia open up, of course we want to see everyone welcome back to Queensland.”

The state goes to the polls on October 31.