Fore­shore the win­ner in gov­ern­ment fund­ing

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE State Gov­ern­ment is sink­ing money into draw­ing tourists and im­prov­ing live­abil­ity through an Air­lie Beach re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion pro­gram.

In Air­lie Beach to an­nounce fund­ing last week, State Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Dr An­thony Lyn­ham said the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment was part­ner­ing with Mackay, Isaac and Whit­sun­day coun­cils on projects in East Mackay, Nebo, Air­lie Beach and Bowen, gen­er­at­ing more than 63 jobs.

Ex­pan­sion of the re­cy­cled water net­work in Bowen is on the gov­ern­ment’s agenda with $4,853,500 com­ing from the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment and $5,530,525 from Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil.

More than $10 mil­lion will flow soon into lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties from Mackay, the Whit­sun­days and Isaac re­gion thanks to the lat­est round of the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s Build­ing our Re­gions pro­gram.

“In­fras­truc­ture projects spark jobs growth and flow-on busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, keep­ing re­gional Queens­land’s lo­cal economies tick­ing over and its com­mu­ni­ties strong,” Mr Lyn­ham said.

“The fore­shore re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion is a great ex­am­ple of how the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment is de­liv­er­ing for re­gional towns and im­prov­ing the live­abil­ity for lo­cals.

“This project will also drive eco­nomic growth in Air­lie Beach, par­tic­u­larly in the area of tourism which is vi­tally im­por­tant as com­mu­ni­ties con­tinue to re­cover from the ef­fects of Cy­clone Debbie.”

FORE­SHORE FUND­ING: Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Mines, Dr An­thony Lyn­ham was in Air­lie Beach last week.

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