October 18, 2017
Gympie Regional Council will receive $1.075 million from the State Government to put towards its new $2.4 million Kilkivan Equestrian Centre.
The funding has come through the State Government’s $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
Local Government Minister Mark Furner said the Kilkivan project would create an estimated 19 full-time equivalent jobs.
“The delivery of this project will generate employment and boost economic activity for local communities, which is a major priority for the Palaszczuk Government,” Mr Furner said.
“Investing in infrastructure is a very practical way to generate confidence in a community making it a better place to live, work and operate a business.”
Mr Furner said Council would have two financial years to deliver the project.
The grant was welcomed by Gympie Mayor Mick Curran.
“This is a collaboration between the two tiers of government at its best, working for the good of the whole region,” Cr Curran said.
Cherbourg and the South Burnett will also benefit from the same grant program.
On Wednesday Mr Furner announced that Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council will receive $163,050 to assist with clearing fire management lines.
He also announced the South Burnett Regional Council will receive $180,000 to undertake a condition assessment of council assets.