South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto

September 29, 2021

South Burnett Regional Council plans to seek support for water projects under the latest round of the State Government’s “Building Our Regions” grants program.

Round 6 of the program has now officially opened.

Mayor Brett Otto said councillors would be considering suitable projects for submission at next Wednesday’s infrastructure standing committee meeting.

“We will be focussing on potential projects to address Kingaroy’s urban water supply issues,” he said.

Round 6 has a total of $70 million available for Queensland local governments.

The State Government has invited expressions of interest for construction projects focused on priority regional water supply and sewerage system projects.

Regional Development Minister Glenn Butcher said the funding provided vital support to councils for necessary projects that could often face funding challenges.

“This round of Building Our Regions is important to support jobs as we build back from the COVID-19 pandemic, while also delivering critical infrastructure projects in regional Queensland,” Mr Butcher said.

“Local governments can apply for up to $2 million in funding to support a range of construction and works projects over three years.

“Later this year small and very small local governments will also be able to apply for funding of up to $300,000 for planning of projects that will help determine the right solution to address a water or sewerage service issue.”

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