The proposed Blackbutt CBD Refurbishment Project stretches along the length of Coulson Street, and will include two new disabled parking bays
South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto

April 15, 2021

South Burnett Regional Council has invited residents from Blackbutt and surrounding areas to attend a community meeting next Tuesday (April 20) to discuss the proposed Blackbutt town centre development.

The meeting will hosted by Mayor Brett Otto and councillors from 5:30pm at Blackbutt Memorial Hall.

“The proposed Blackbutt town redevelopment represents a significant investment by Council, including funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program,” Mayor Otto said.

“It is critical that the community has every opportunity to have their say on what is proposed. Tuesday evening’s community meeting is so important in ensuring we get this right.

“The proposed project being put forward for Blackbutt is a significant investment, comprising $550,000 of ratepayer funds plus $750,000 of funding proposed to be taken out of $1.9 million received by Council for local roads and community infrastructure from the Australian Government.

“The total proposed commitment of $1.3 million is a serious decision for Council that must be made carefully and only after extensive community consultation.”

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