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COVID W4Q Projects Announced

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, the North Burnett has been successful in receiving a $1.4 million funding allocation under the 2020-2021 COVID Works for Queensland (W4Q) Program.

Projects to be delivered under the funding will support local contractors and provide essential upgrades to existing assets throughout the community.

“When proposing projects for external funding, Councillors look at what projects that we are already planning and those that we struggle to fund through Council’s limited annual budget. A key area for us is water projects. We applaud the Queensland Government for making this program open to a range of community infrastructure projects including water” Mayor Rachel Chambers said.

“Maintaining our assets and providing essential services such as safe drinking water are two of Council’s primary responsibilities.  These projects will not only support jobs across the region but ensure our infrastructure and facilities are maintained for future generations”.

Projects will be completed by 30 June 2021.

Project Allocation
Mt Perry Community Hall – Internal and external repainting. $60,000
Mundubbera Community Hall – Replacement of stage curtain and refurbishment of supper room floor. $50,000
Biggenden Memorial Hall – Refurbishment of the ladies’ toilets including replacement of cubicles, hand wash basins and flooring. $20,000
Mt Walsh Toilet Block – Modernise, replace and provide all abilities access to existing facility. $100,000
Cemetery Fencing and Register Boards – Installation of register boards and replacement of fencing in line with asset management plan. $95,000
Regional Water Main Replacement – Replace asbestos construction water mains currently aged over 60 years old with modern day equivalent. $1,075,000

This COVID Works for Queensland project is delivering jobs for Queensland and is funded by the Queensland Government.

ENDS

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