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.
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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.