‘Have Your Say’- Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme

Central and North Burnett Times - - NORTH BURNETT NEWS -

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil was suc­cess­ful in its ap­pli­ca­tion for fund­ing through the Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram. The Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme pro­vides $1 mil­lion fund­ing to el­i­gi­ble coun­cils for drought-af­fected re­gions of Aus­tralia. The pro­gram sup­ports lo­cal com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and other drought re­lief projects for com­mu­ni­ties im­pacted by drought.

“As part of Coun­cil’s ap­pli­ca­tion to the pro­gramme we in­cluded “Town Re­newal Projects” which will see $120,000 be­ing al­lo­cated to each North Bur­nett town­ship to im­prove the look and feel of our cen­tral busi­ness dis­tricts, im­prove live­abil­ity and in­crease lo­cal spend. Coun­cil is call­ing for the com­mu­nity to have their say on how the fund­ing will be utilised in each town­ship.”

“Coun­cil is seek­ing com­mu­nity in­put to put for­ward ideas and as­sist with pri­ori­tis­ing el­i­gi­ble projects to beau­tify our towns. So if you have any ideas as to how to ‘hit the mark’ with the $120,000 avail­able for your town, please con­tact your lo­cal Coun­cil­lor or at­tend a com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion work­shop” Mayor Cham­bers said.

In ad­di­tion to the Town Re­newal Projects, Coun­cil has also been suc­cess­ful in gain­ing fund­ing to es­tab­lish a grass­roots men­tal health sup­port worker to fill the gap in men­tal health sup­port, a re­gional com­edy tour to give ev­ery­one a laugh dur­ing this tough time as well as town en­trance signs to be in­stalled right across the re­gion, in­clud­ing our vil­lages!

A key as­pect of the fund­ing is to utilise lo­cal busi­nesses and con­trac­tors to com­plete these projects and stim­u­late the econ­omy by buy­ing ma­te­ri­als lo­cally. These projects need to be com­pleted be­fore 30 June 2020.

Have Your Say – Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme work­shops will be tak­ing place on the fol­low­ing dates:

MUN­DUB­BERA: 8.30am - 11am, Tues­day, 11 Fe­bru­ary out­side IGA on Li­ons Street - Con­tact Cr Faye Whe­lan on 0409 625 956.

BIGGEN­DEN: 7pm, Tues­day, 11 Fe­bru­ary at the Biggen­den Me­mo­rial Hall - Con­tact Cr Rob­bie Radel on 0458 625 950.

EIDSVOLD: 4pm, Wed­nes­day, 12 Fe­bru­ary at the Eidsvold Town Hall - Con­tact Cr Peter Web­ster on 0428 651 361.

MT PERRY: 6.30pm, Wed­nes­day, 12 Fe­bru­ary at the Mt Perry Town Hall - Con­tact Cr John Bowen on 0458 625 961.

MONTO: 7.30pm, Thurs­day, 13 Fe­bru­ary at the Monto Town Hall - Con­tact Cr Paul Lobegeier on 0458 625 952.

GAYN­DAH: Projects will be se­lected from the suc­cess­ful Ru­ral Aid Makeover con­sul­ta­tion un­der­taken last week. If you have any fur­ther ideas please con­tact Cr Zahl on 0458 625 005.

If you can’t make it along to one of the Have Your Say Work­shops, please con­tact your lo­cal coun­cil­lor to dis­cuss your ideas or al­ter­na­tively, you can sub­mit your ideas on­line via Coun­cil’s web­site www.north­bur­net.qld.gov.au/drought-com­mu­ni­ties-pro­gramme or email them to ad­min@north­bur­nett.qld.gov.au.

All sub­mis­sions must be re­ceived by Coun­cil by close of busi­ness Fri­day, 14 Fe­bru­ary 2020.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the grant go to https://www.re­gional. gov.au/re­gional/pro­grams/drought-com­mu­ni­ties.aspx

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