North Bur­nett ap­plauds fund­ing for projects

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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