Projects given green light

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - SAM TURNER

THE North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil has given the green light to $1 mil­lion worth of projects un­der the Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram.

Coun­cil en­dorsed the town re­newal projects at its last coun­cil meet­ing on April 29.

The projects were iden­ti­fied as a re­sult of ex­ten­sive com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers said it was an ex­cit­ing day for the com­mu­ni­ties which had been drought de­clared since Septem­ber 10, 2019.

“Thanks to this Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive, we can now get on with the job of con­struct­ing vi­tal projects for our com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

The Drought Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gramme aims to use lo­cal busi­nesses, sup­pli­ers and con­trac­tors to com­plete th­ese projects.

Coun­cil en­dorsed projects: Biggen­den

• Wall of Fame project

• Wa­ter dis­pens­ing sta­tion

• Biggen­den Women’s Shed in­fra­struc­ture set up


• CBD re­newal – Re­place trees and gar­den beds in CBD area


• Half-court bas­ket­ball court in Lions Park

• Swim­ming pool fence up­grade


• Monto Magic Mu­ral Art Trail project


• Half Penny Park shade and perime­ter fenc­ing

Mt Perry

• Coun­cil of­fi­cers will con­tinue to fur­ther in­ves­ti­gate po­ten­tial projects for Mt Perry.

Pic­ture: Ju­lian Lehn­ert

GREEN LIGHT: Mayor Rachel Cham­bers at the Eidsvold Com­mu­nity Hall Re­newal Meet­ing.

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