1 Billion Dollar Defence Deal

Our region is set for one of the biggest jobs and retail boosts in history - thanks to our record defence deal with Singapore.

This agreement that will see Singapore spend $1 billion on new defence infrastructure at the Shoalwater Bay training area, between Mackay and Rockhampton.

This partnership will generate its own construction boom in Central Queensland, with local builders and engineers constructing roads, accommodation and infrastructure for the Singaporean Defence Forces.

Priority for construction of infrastructure upgrades will be given to local businesses, to assist local workers and businesses make the transition from the mining construction boom.