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(11-04-17) North Burnett ‘Works for Queensland’

Apr 11, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

The State Government recently announced their $200 million ‘Works for Queensland’ (W4Q) program for regional councils to help stimulate job growth and improve minor infrastructure across regional Queensland.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers is excited to advise that North Burnett Regional Council received $1.58M funding for a range of projects across the North Burnett, with the provision that approved projects be delivered by 30 November 2017.

“It is not very often that regional councils get the opportunity to spend money on projects which improve liveability. Small local councils such as ours do not have the budgets other councils do and therefore we prioritise the necessary, and the nice things get left off the list. This funding gave us the opportunity to give the community some nice outcomes. Roads and waste are necessary but to feel good about living in a community, we also have to enjoy our surroundings. This is the first time, funding of this nature has been available to us and we applaud the government for this initiative, it really will improve our community wellbeing,” Mayor Chambers said.

“These projects will not only be of tangible benefit to our residents, but will also provide employment opportunities for a number of businesses throughout the region.”

Works for Queensland funded projects include:

No. Project Title Endorsed funding amount
1 Biggenden Swimming Pool upgrade $100,000
2 Biggenden Business Centre Signs $10,000
3 Beiers Park Shade Sail $25,000
4 Repainting of Beiers Park toilet $10,000
5 Touchscreen installation at Coalstoun Lakes Hall $10,000
6 Biggenden disabled access upgrade $6,000
7 Biggenden Gazebo $3,000
8 Eidsvold Doctors surgery upgrade $3,000
9 Moreton Street upgrade $5,000
10 Harkness deck replacement $50,000
11 Eidsvold Disability Toilet upgrade $2,500
12 Eidsvold SES Shed $130,000
13 Gayndah Footpath upgrade $108,000
14 Claude Wharton and Jaycee Park upgrade $20,000
15 Zonhoven Park upgrade $20,000
16 Lions Park $30,000
17 Gayndah Railway Precinct $20,000
18 Monto CBD Revitalisation $360,000
19 Mulgildie street furniture replacement $7,000
20 Footpath main street Mt Perry $300,000
21 Ban Ban Springs Signage $20,000
22 Mt Perry Creek Beautification $20,000
23 Mundubbera Hall Air Con upgrade $210,000
24 Archer Park Shed Painting $10,500
25 Regional Gardening and Beautification initiative $100,000
TOTAL $1,580,000

“Many of these projects were recommended by Councillors following community discussions,” Mayor Rachel advised.

Due to the extremely short delivery date, Council has either started, or is scoping and planning many of the projects, with some larger projects awaiting community feedback prior to works commencing.

For further information on Council’s Works for Queensland program, contact North Burnett Regional Council’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

 Approved projects have been funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.