Cash splash has many benefits for region
NORTH Burnett locals and visitors are set to benefit from $6.9 million of road and tourism project upgrades co-funded by the State Government’s Building our Regions program.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the infrastructure program was delivering tangible benefits in the region.
It includes the now open $4.4 million Deep Creek bridge and $2.25 million Mingo Crossing Caravan Park upgrade.
Mr Dick said supporting delivery of projects such as these also helped boost regional economies through supply chain opportunities and jobs for local businesses and workers.
“Replacing the former single-lane timber Deep Creek bridge on the Gayndah-Mundubbera Rd opens up road access to a route that has, until now, been inaccessible for heavier vehicles and will, in turn, bring significant community benefits and enhanced regional productivity,” he said.
Mr Dick said the wider, stronger and more flood-resilient replacement bridge provided improved market access for regional citrus and livestock producers, regional access for emergency vehicles, and safety for all road users.
NBRC Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the State Government for supporting the delivery of two significant regional road and tourism infrastructure projects.
FACELIFT: Deep Creek Bridge has had an upgrade thanks to funding from the government.