Labor promises funding boost for Gold Coast screen industry

The Gold Coast could become Australia’s premier destination for television production, with Labor to build a dedicated hub in the city if it win’s the state election.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones announced on Tuesday a Palaszczuk Government would provide an extra $25 million across two years to boost the screen industry in Queensland.

$20 million of that would go towards extending the Production Attraction Strategy, which has already help to bring Hollywood blockbusters like Thor: Ragnarok, Aquaman and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic to the state.


The other $5 million would go towards the construction of a television hub on the Gold Coast to lure even more national and international productions to the city.

The hub would help to support 60 local jobs for crew members.

Queensland has once again recorded now new cases of COVID-19 in the last reporting period.

There are still three active cases in the state.