Thursday, May 30, 2024

LG Minister tours Gladstone infrastructure projects

Federal Minister for Local Government, Kristy McBain, visited Gladstone yesterday to inspect local infrastructure projects with Gladstone Regional Council Mayor, Matt Burnett.

The pair visited Apex Park to view works funded by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.

LRCI funding has assisted Gladstone City Council to improve road safety and upgrade community infrastructure, such as renewing and replacing the Apex Park retaining wall, made possible with $450,000 in Australian Government funding.

“This is another great project for our region thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program,” said Mayor Burnett.

“Works are well underway and involve the construction of a new three-tier retaining wall to replace the existing earth retaining wall at Apex Park.

“The existing amenities will also be upgraded along with landscaping improvements.

“The project is on target to be completed prior to the end of June.”

The Government has pledged more than $2.5 million in funding for the Council under Phase 4 of LRCI – which builds on a total commitment of $7.5 million.

Minister McBain and Mayor Burnett also visited Dixon Drive to view completed works funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery program.

“It’s fantastic to see work progressing across the Gladstone region thanks to the significant investment from the Albanese Government, which is ensuring that we can get priority projects off the ground – in partnership with Gladstone Regional Council,” said Ms McBain.

“Whether it’s upgrading a park like Apex Park or other roads or community infrastructure projects, thanks to the increased funding from the Albanese Labor Government, councils can progress projects that have a lasting impact in their communities.”

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