Thursday, April 25, 2024

Issac Mayor welcomes Works for Queensland funding

Recreational facilities in Carmila, Clermont, Dysart and Moranbah are set to benefit from $1.59 million in state government funding.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker welcomed the announcement which she said would help upgrade vital recreational spaces that benefit Isaac communities.

“This $1.59 million injection of Works for Queensland program funding allocation for the Isaac region from the Queensland Government is very much welcomed,” she said.

“A total of $1.2 million in the replacement of the Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre water park and toddler’s pool.

“It will also see $355,200 be used to upgrade disability access, lighting and carpark resurfacing at the Dysart Civic Centre and to upgrade the Clermont Civic Centre courtyard. A total of $34,800 will be spent to renew the Carmila Beach water tank.”

Deputy Premier and Minster for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Steven Miles said the projects would have a positive impact across regional Queensland.

“The enormously successful Works for Queensland program is designed to help our regional councils deliver infrastructure that will not only create jobs but will also improve liveability in towns and cities outside the south east corner,” Mr Miles said.

“This round of Works for Queensland will help deliver 333 projects, which the councils estimate will create or support more than 3,600 jobs where they are needed most. This is part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.”

The Works for Queensland program supports regional councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects such as parks and playgrounds, community and sports facilities, swimming pools and water play areas, renewable energy initiatives, footpaths, roads and water infrastructure.

The eligible councils have been allocated $800 million through the first four rounds of the program, with a further $200 million committed for 2024-27.

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