Busi­ness cen­tres re­ceive makeovers

South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT BUDGET -

BUSI­NESS cen­tres across the South Bur­nett are look­ing a bit “tired”.

It has pushed South Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil to al­lo­cate money for beau­ti­fi­ca­tion projects in this year’s bud­get.

Black­butt has re­ceived $3 mil­lion for kerb and chan­nelling works, $900,000 is head­ing to Nanango to com­plete the up­grades of that town’s busi­ness cen­tre and Kin­garoy’s Glen­don St car park will re­ceive a $300,000 facelift.

Mayor Wayne Kratz­mann said it needed to be done.

“You go back his­tor­i­cally we boomed in the ’50s and ’60s and most of the in­fra­struc­ture was from the ’60s at least,” Cr Kratz­mann said.

He said Black­butt was the big win­ner with $3 mil­lion to im­prove drainage and kerbs.

The main street was the first pri­or­ity.

“It will start at the top hill. That’s ac­tu­ally the start of the busi­ness cen­tre,” he said.

“As peo­ple come down into Black­butt and see a nice town then they are more likely to stop.”

Cr Kratz­mann is not wast­ing any time get­ting started on Black­butt.

“I am meet­ing with en­gi­neers, Deb Palmer and Damian Tess­mann this week to pri­ori­tise the work.”

PHOTO: NI­CHOLAS ADER­MANN

FUNDED: Storm Dowsett says the carpark up­grade will be wel­come.

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