The South Burnett Regional Council will receive an extra year of TIDS funding from the State Government for road projects

August 16, 2017

The South Burnett Regional Council will receive some extra money for roads over the next three financial years, thanks to a decision by the State Government to extend a popular grant program.

This week the Council was advised the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS), which was due to wind down at the end of 2019-20, has now been extended an extra year to 2020-21.

TIDS funding is administered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and is matched by Councils on a 50/50 basis.

It is used to extend other roadwork programs Councils already have in place.

This financial year, the Council will be using its TIDS funding to complete the following projects:

  • Kumbia Road – road widening
  • Memerambi Barkers Creek Road – full width construction and sealing
  • Kumbia State School – children’s crossing and footpath extension
  • Taabinga State School – children’s crossing, footpath extension and kerb and channelling
  • Wondai State School – footpath extension and kerb and median works

TIDS projects for the following three financial years have yet to be determined.

“Upgrading and improving the maintenance on our roads has been a major focus for this Council,” Mayor Keith Campbell said.

“Roads and road maintenance are a costly budget items for Council, so any additional funding we receive is a welcome bonus.”

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