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Works for Queensland boost for the North Burnett

Jun 18, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Council are pleased to announce the successful allocation of funding through the Queensland Government’s 2019-21 Works for Queensland (W4Q) Program.

The program supports regional Councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.  Of the $200 million available, North Burnett Regional Council was successful in receiving $1.63 million.

The funding will go towards 3 projects:

  • Expanding Heavy Vehicle (HV) Road Network – Expansion of current heavy vehicle road network by upgrading key non-conforming areas to heavy vehicle standards in Mundubbera, Monto and Eidsvold regions.
  • Upgrades to Recreation Area Infrastructure – Upgrades to Lions and Beiers Parks (Biggenden), works on the Maude Street kerb and installation of irrigation in Lions Park (Gayndah), shade for park areas in Monto, the completion of a new walkway for Mt Perry and playground equipment in Mundubbera.
  • Regional Tourism Projects – Uplighting points of interest across the North Burnett including indigenous Wakka Wakka welcome signage on the western side of Ban Ban Springs, bush tucker walk at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre in Eidsvold and the Old Rail Line Walkway and solar lighting in the ski area in Mundubbera.

Mayor Rachel Chambers said “the State Governments Works for Queensland Program has been     fundamental for Council to deliver much needed improvements to our communities.”

“This grant money will allow Council to improve on areas that not only expand the region’s liveability for residents, but also boost tourism and our region’s economy and provide local jobs”.

These projects are expected to be complete by 30 June 2021.

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