Deputy Premier Dr Steven Miles

March 23, 2021

Toowoomba and Somerset regional councils are sharing $9 million for shovel-ready community infrastructure projects that could create hundreds of jobs.

Somerset will receive $3.89 million and Toowoomba $5.11 million.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program (SEQCSP) was distributing $100 million over the next three years to 12 south-east Queensland councils.

“We’re delivering on our promise with the rollout of the first $100 million today, which will help councils deliver projects that will stimulate employment, boost local economies and improve communities,” Dr Miles said.

The SEQCSP has allocated $74 million to councils with the remaining $26 million to be distributed on a competitive application basis.

The 12 councils in the program are: Brisbane City, Gold Coast City, Ipswich City, Lockyer Valley, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Noosa Shire, Redland City, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.

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