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$25m allocated for CQ council projects

Central Queensland’s regional councils will receive $24.52 million as part of the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Rockhampton has been allocated $9.46 million, Livingstone $3.5 million, Gladstone $7.79 million, Central Highlands $2.66 million, and Woorabinda $1.11 million.

The funding may be used for a range of projects, including roadworks, town beautification, parks and playground upgrades, renewable energy installations, tourism, water, safety, and more.

Regional Development Minister Glenn Butcher said the money would help councils build or maintain infrastructure projects that supported jobs.

“This further funding will help councils deliver roads and pathways, parks and playgrounds,

all while creating local jobs,” he said.

“Gladstone Regional Council has so far had 22 projects funded through Works for

Queensland, delivering 350 jobs for locals including Bray Park Pump Track and Skate Park,

upgrades to Tondoon Botanical Gardens, and the Harbour City BMX Club Facility.”

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke welcomed the funding.

“This is great news for Rocky and for our region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19

pandemic,” he said.

Deputy Premier and Local Government Minister Steven Miles announced the allocations

for the fourth round of the government program.

“This is a $200 million pool that will be allocated to councils outside of Queensland’s South

East, with the funding improving council infrastructure and delivering local jobs as part of

Queensland’s plan for economic recovery,” he said.

Project submissions close on April 9.

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