North Bur­nett re­ceives ad­di­tional fund­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

FOL­LOW­ING the re­lease of the State Bud­get last week, North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil mayor Rachel Cham­bers wel­comed ad­di­tional fund­ing.

The North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil se­cured a grant of $200,000, with a 50% con­tri­bu­tion by the coun­cil, which will be used to fin­ish the Gayn­dah river walk and the Mt Perry Hos­pi­tal foot­path.

In ad­di­tion, a fur­ther $1.6 mil­lion was given to the North Bur­nett to go to­wards its Works for Queens­land pro­gram.

Cr Cham­bers said this fund­ing would go a long way for the re­gion.

“I can’t say enough about this pro­gram. It doesn’t re­quire a coun­cil co-con­tri­bu­tion (most grants do), you can spend it on main­te­nance which we have a lot of (most grants don’t al­low this) and it gives us the op­tion of do­ing some live­abil­ity projects for our com­mu­ni­ties,” Cr Cham­bers said.

The Works for Queens­land pro­gram has helped coun­cil with 25 projects, and to em­ploy ap­prox­i­mately 70 peo­ple.

“The main point of in­ter­est for us in this bud­get was the an­nounce­ment that the Works for Queens­land fund­ing has been ex­tended and has re­ceived an ad­di­tional $200 mil­lion in the 2017-18 Queens­land Bud­get,” Cr Cham­bers said.

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