North Burnett receives additional funding
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.