North Burnett applauds funding for projects
THE State Government has announced a $200 million Work for Queensland program for regional councils to help stimulate job growth.
North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers was excited the government funded
$1.58 million for a range of projects across the North Burnett, with a provision that approved projects be delivered by November 30.
“Small local councils such as ours do not have the budgets other councils do and therefore we prioritise the necessities,” Cr Chambers said.
“This funding gave us the opportunity to give to the community some nice outcomes.”
Cr Chambers said the funding was unprecedented and welcome.
She said it would make a significant difference to community life throughout the North Burnett.
“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 well-being,” she said.
Approved projects include the Biggenden swimming pool with funding of $100,000, Biggenden signs with $10,000 and Eidsvold disability toilets with $2500.
Eidsvold SES shed has been allocated $130,000, the Gayndah footpath upgrade project will receive $108,000, and $300,000 will go to Mount Perry footpaths.
Mundubbera Hall’s air-conditioning upgrade has been approved for $210,000.
Several other projects will be carried out throughout the year, with details to be advised.
“Many of these projects were recommended by councillors following community discussions,” Cr Chambers said.