Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Photo: Twitter)

June 16, 2020

Toowoomba Regional Council will receive at least $2 million for “shovel-ready” projects under Stage 2 of the State Government’s “Unite and Recover For Queensland” plan.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the extra funding on Tuesday.

It is part of a $50 million boost for south-east Queensland councils and is on top of the $200 million Works For Queensland COVID round announced recently.

In that round, Toowoomba Regional Council received $2.87 million.

The latest funding package targets 12 councils: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Noosa, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

“It will help the councils deliver projects that will stimulate employment now and have lasting benefits for community assets and economic development,” the Premier said.

Each of the 12 councils will receive a base allocation of $2 million with the remaining $26 million distributed through a competitive application process.

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