Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Philippe Co­querand­

“GLAMPING” sites and a camp kitchen will be built at the Mingo Cross­ing car­a­van and camp site thanks to fund­ing from North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil and the State Gov­ern­ment.

They will each con­trib­ute $1.27 mil­lion to boost fa­cil­i­ties at the North Bur­nett camp­ing site.

New pow­ered sites and an ameni­ties block will also be built.

The State Gov­ern­ment’s Build­ing our Re­gions pro­gram has al­lo­cated $156.7 mil­lion to

109 in­fra­struc­ture projects across the state, gen­er­at­ing more than 1300 jobs and at­tract­ing more than $277 mil­lion in­vest­ment from coun­cils and other or­gan­i­sa­tions.

State De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Dr An­thony Lyn­ham an­nounced the fund­ing in Bund­aberg on Fri­day.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers said the project would help with the ex­pan­sion of Mingo Cross­ing and en­sure cur­rent and fu­ture tourism de­mands were met.

In ad­di­tion, it is ex­pected the project will pro­vide long-term em­ploy­ment as well as po­ten­tial mo­bile busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“It is an­tic­i­pated that the

❝ The Mingo Cross­ing Mas­ter Plan project will in­crease rev­enue and en­hance our re­gion. — Mayor Rachel Cham­bers

Mingo Cross­ing Mas­ter Plan project will in­crease rev­enue and en­hance our re­gion’s tourism des­ti­na­tion and hero ex­pe­ri­ences through the up­grad­ing of this much-used fa­cil­ity,” Cr Cham­bers said.

RE­VI­TAL­I­SA­TION: The Mingo Cross­ing project will bring a big boost to the lo­cal econ­omy.

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