State Development Minister Cameron Dick

August 7, 2018

The South Burnett Regional Council will receive funding to develop a regional Water and Wastewater Strategy under Round 2 of the State Government’s Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program.

Under the same program:

  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council will develop a feasibility study on the redevelopment of the Council administration building,
  • Gympie Regional Council will undertake an infrastructure needs analysis for the proposed Gympie Gateway Employment Hub,
  • North Burnett Regional Council will develop a business case for the proposed replacement of the Biggenden Water Treatment Plant, and
  • Toowoomba Regional Council will receive $500,000 to prepare a business case for a proposed Toowoomba Regional Sports Precinct.

State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the funding was to turn “promising ideas” into solid proposals.

A total of $22 million was being distributed in this round to councils across Queensland.

The competitive grant program was open to all councils.

Funds have been allocated to 70 projects across 67 councils.

“The interest from councils in the program has been significant,” Mr Dick said.

“For the local communities this means building strong local governments with vital investment in early stage planning for projects.”

Local Government Association of Queensland chief executive Greg Hallam said the program helped councils deliver infrastructure their communities had identified as important.

“The Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program helps get these vital local infrastructure projects moving,” Mr Hallam said.

The program does not commit the State Government to provide funding for the actual delivery of the projects.

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