Queensland's Climate Change and Sustainability Minister, Kate Jones, says filming of a new Steven Spielberg science fiction television series is bringing money and jobs into the state.Filming for the series Terra Nova has taken place at Natural Bridge and further shooting will start today at Cedar Creek in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Ms Jones has told State Parliament the Springbrook and Tamborine national parks will get international exposure.
"The production is also great for our state's bottom line with filming of the 13 episodes set to inject more than $54 million into the economy and it's creating hundreds of jobs, with 80 per cent of the crew, cast and extras from right here in Queensland," she said.
Ms Jones says Spielberg has confirmed what Queenslanders already know.
"We don't need Steven Spielberg to tell us that Queensland is home to some of the world's most beautiful places and we're very pleased that he will be injecting these jobs and showcasing Queensland's national parks to the world," she said.