This is a package designed to ensure that traditions and all of us, because as these salaries are earned and contracts are won, money is invested and spent. They move through the Victorian economy, and that money that flows throughout the Victorian economy benefits us all.
Hundreds and hundreds of projects offering thousands and thousands of jobs.
This is exactly what we need at the moment, and I want to make it clear to you that these projects, many of which are new, some were in the planning, but were anticipated.
Because we have to get the projects out quickly. These projects, some of them, the maintenance of public housing, for example, will start next week.
The rest of them will be underway in the next 3-6 months. And we will do our best to ensure that these projects are carried out closer to three months than to six months.
It is very, very important to support demand. That we give to traditions and so many others in the economy, that feeling of absolute certainty and confidence that this work is here and is here now.
There has never been a better time to invest. It has never been a more important time to invest in these jobs.
This is obviously after our very significant business survival package, which included most of the $ 2 billion in donations to the companies most affected by the outages.
Payroll tax refunds for companies across the state and, of course, Working for Victoria fund, which consists of trying to ensure that those who lost their jobs can work for all of us by doing a thorough cleaning, performing all kinds of other functions.