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