August 2, 2021
South Burnett Regional Council will receive $5.63 million from Round 4 of the State Government’s Works For Queensland (W4Q) program.
Mayor Brett Otto confirmed on Monday that Council will receive the funds for the 2021-2024 period after successfully acquitting the $4.5 million it received from the program in 2019-21, along with an extra $3.31 million received in 2020-21 from a special COVID round.
That money was spent on a wide array of projects ranging from footpaths to park upgrades and building maintenance.
Under State Government rules, W4Q funding has to be spent on job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects relating to assets owned or controlled by Council.
The funding enables councils to invest in a range of upgrade, maintenance and refurbishment projects in the following categories:
- CBD infrastructure upgrades
- Community building upgrades and maintenance
- Open space refurbishments
- Water infrastructure upgrades
Details about what South Burnett projects will be funded under the latest round of W4Q funds are expected to be released in the near future.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Queensland Government for providing additional financial support through Round 4 of the Works for Queensland program,” Mayor Otto said.
“This funding will assist Council with upgrading, maintaining and refurbishing facilities in our region, helping us to deliver essential services as well as drive economic development and community wellbeing outcomes.”