July 30, 2020
South Burnett Regional Council will use its $3.31 million COVID-19 Works for Queensland funding to carry out miscellaneous upgrades, maintenance and refurbishment across the region’s public facilities.
The funding was announced by Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe on July 9.
Council released its proposed list of projects on Thursday.
Community building upgrades and maintenance:
- Kingaroy – $150,000 for Glendon Street forecourt and car park CCTV system
- Kingaroy – $25,000 for refurbishment of the Glendon Street toilets
- Kingaroy – $80,000 for amenities at Somerset Street Youth Park
- Nanango – $160,000 for air-conditioning and windows at the Nanango Cultural Centre
- Wondai – $175,000 for a portable grandstand at Wondai Showgrounds
- Wondai – $50,000 for runway lighting upgrade at Wondai aerodrome
- Murgon – $140,000 for renewal of the Murgon squash courts
- Durong – $80,000 for bore and tanks at the public amenities near Durong Hall
- Regional – $230,000 for building painting
- Regional – $220,000 for roof replacements
- Regional – $175,000 for building security systems
- Regional – $150,000 for flooring renewals
Open space refurbishments:
- Kingaroy – $250,000 for beautification of Somerset Street/Walter Road
- Murgon – $75,000 for path and tree replacement at QEII Park
- Regional – $20,000 for park signs at Benarkin and Kingaroy Lions Park
- Regional – $200,000 for Expo 88 statue installation, Girl Guides wall
- Regional – $150,000 for park tables, shelters and bins
Tourist facility upgrades:
- Proston – $15,000 for a dump point at Rodney Street
- Wondai – $10,000 for a footpath at Wondai Museum
- Wondai – $100,000 to improve drainage at Coronation Park, Wondai
- Boondooma Dam – $215,000 to move and upgrade the bunkhouse
- Boondooma Dam – $40,000 to upgrade the tennis courts
- Yallakool Tourist Park – $75,000 for boat ramp repairs
- Yallakool Tourist Park – $40,000 to upgrade the tennis courts
- Boondooma Homestead – $20,000 for a bore
Park equipment and playground upgrades:
- Nanango – $120,000 for Pioneer Park playground renewal
- Nanango – $100,000 for playground renewal at Reg McCallum Park
- Nanango – $70,000 for Scott Street carpark shadesail
- Nanango – $50,000 for Butter Factory Park all-abilities playground
- Proston – $50,000 for playground shadesails
- Wondai – $50,000 for skate park upgrade
- Kingaroy – $25,000 for a new barbecue shelter at Apex Park
Mayor Brett Otto said he wanted to thank the State Government for providing financial support through the W4Q COVID funding round to help the region’s economic recovery.
“This funding will advance well-developed Council projects that are ready to get started and can be successfully completed,” Mayor Otto said.
Under the terms of the grant round, all projects must be completed by June 2021.