Building a better future for Maranoa
THE MARANOA is set to receive a share in
$200 million for vital infrastructure funding, released in last week’s budget.
Local Government Minister Mark Furner was touring south-west Queensland this week to hear from the mayors in the regions about their priority local infrastructure projects that could be funded by Works for Queensland or the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program to support jobs.
“I want to hear about the shovel-ready infrastructure projects local mayors have, and where we can, get those plans moving to maximise the benefits to local communities,” Mr Furner said.
Maranoa will receive $1.35 million of the funding and Mr Furner said the best thing about this round of funding was that the council’s would have more time to prepare.
“The beauty about this funding this time around is that it’s over a two-year period so it gives them that time to plan as opposed to previously when it was a little bit rushed,” he said.
While travelling around the region, Mr Furner remarked on the warmness of the communities he visited.
“The weather has been cold but my reception has been so warm,” he said.
“It’s been a great trip and I’m looking forward to the next time I’m here.”
He said applications for the next round of funding opened this week and would close on July 28.