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$4.5m Council Projects Approved

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Works For Queensland funding will pay for several upgrades at Wondai Swimming Pool (Photo: Wondai Pool)

May 16, 2019

South Burnett Regional Council will receive $4.5 million to tackle local projects under the Works For Queensland funding announced in State Parliament on Thursday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 494 Works For Queensland projects in regional Queensland had been approved under Round 3 of the program.

These included projects in the South Burnett, Cherbourg and Gympie council areas.

In February, South Burnett councillors nominated 13 projects for support under Round 3.

They were:

  • Murgon Swimming Pool: $90,000 to replace extension joints and repaint the pool shell
  • Wondai Swimming Pool: $55,000 to install a new solar system to reduce running costs (a previous system was removed in 2018 when roof sheeting was replaced)
  • Wondai Swimming Pool: $140,000 to replace the pool’s filtration system and pump, and water testing
  • Kingaroy Soil Lab: $65,000 to install a new dust extraction fan
  • Wondai Sportsground: $70,000 to replace rotten timber in the grandstand, re-nail the seating and paint the grandstand
  • Kingaroy Heritage Museum and VIC: $50,000 to design and install new signs at both buildings; put a new centre sign adjacent to the peanut silos; and a new outdoor display at the front entrance
  • Durong Hall: $15,000 for new fire doors, a landing, alterations to the steps, earthworks, drains and pipework to prevent water ponding under the building
  • Gravel Resheeting: $2.75 million for various roads in the region
  • Murgon CBD: $500,000 for CBD footpath replacement
  • Drainage Improvements: $350,000 for drainage improvements in Brisbane Street, Nanango
  • Town Entry Signage: $100,000 for town entry signs across the South Burnett
  • Apex and Memorial Parks, Kingaroy: $300,000 for park softfall safety upgrades
  • Maidenwell: $15,000 to upgrade the public toilets in Pool Street

Gympie Regional Council received $6.16 million and Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council received $1.2 million under Round 3.

Toowoomba Regional Council is not eligible to apply for the program, which is designed to create jobs in regional areas.

All projects must be completed by 2021.

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South Burnett Regional Council has confirmed that work on a Works For Queensland project will begin on Monday.

This project will upgrade the drainage system at the intersection of Premier Drive and Kingfisher Way in Kingaroy.

The work will include installing a concrete culvert under Kingfisher Way and upgrading the surface drains and private accesses along Premier Drive.

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4 Responses to $4.5m Council Projects Approved

  1. Ben

    Region is seeing delivery after delivery, thanks to Qld Labor governance. Thank you Qld Labor. Regions/councils are enjoying your fundings.

  2. Disgruntled

    Hey Ben, that’s what govts are supposed to do. What’s new, self-praise is not needed! Funding is really appreciated but really there is no need to carry on about it, the other mob may have done just as well or with a bit of luck even better, don’t you think?

  3. Judy Dixon

    Congrats on the funding for Wondai Pool and upgrade to sportsground, but I am wondering how many more years have we to put up with no footpaths or bad guttering on roads. A survey went round Wondai about getting new footpaths about 2004 but apart from some, the place is a nightmare for walkers (not everybody wants to use the rail trail).

  4. Ben

    Hey Disgruntled, the difference is already out there, the other lot didn’t. The other lot also self-praise aplenty, choking media in attempts to claim credit even if it is the Labor side actually delivering.

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