July 9, 2020
Goomeri and Kilkivan could prove to be the big winners from the State Government’s latest Works For Queensland council grants round.
The special COVID stimulus round will support 520 council-nominated shovel-ready projects across Queensland, which the State Government says will support or create more than 4600 jobs.
In the Gympie Regional Council area, projects that have been submitted for funding include finishing touches to the Kilkivan Equestrian Centre, upgrades to the Goomeri skate park and the re-opening of the Goomeri swimming pool.
Cherbourg Council applied for funding for upgrades to the town’s skate park, footpath extensions, upgrades at the cemetery and the erection of a town clock.
South Burnett Regional Council has not released a list of its proposed projects.
Toowoomba Regional Council qualified for Works For Queensland funding for the first time under this special COVID round but the list of its proposals also has not been released.
The total amounts to be received by each Council:
- Cherbourg – $1.13 million
- Gympie – $4.19 million
- South Burnett – $3.3 million
- Toowoomba – $2.87 million