Works for Queensland funds fast-tracked
Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad announced the early release as part of the Queensland Government’s Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Review.
“The State Budget allocated $200 million to a third round of Works for Queensland in 2019-21 but we see the time is right to bring forward $100 million to keep councils building and to keep growing jobs,”Ms Trad said.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe said the program was very popular with local councils.
“I am delighted we are able to announce the first-half funding allocations for 65 regional councils, setting their communities up with an early Christmas present,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
The types of community projects range from roadworks to town beautification, tourism projects, parks and playground upgrades as well as renewable energy initiatives.
Allocations are based on location, population and unemployment rates.
Councils are to submit their list of projects by March/April 2019 with the infrastructure to be completed by June 2021.
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