Wondai has a new council administration building and library thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating, $600 million Works for Queensland program.
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has officially opened the complex, which was supported with more than $267,000 from the highly-successful program.
Mr Hinchliffe congratulated the South Burnett Regional Council mayor Keith Campbell for delivering the renovated building for the people of Wondai.
“The complex, including the library, is such an important community hub, offering a range of facilities including a meeting place and educational resource, but it also supports this community’s economy.
“The WIFI connectivity and public access computers support workers and telecommuters as well as job hunters.
“The council has done stellar work, creating jobs and building infrastructure through the Works for Queensland funding.”
From the three rounds of Works for Queensland, South Burnett Council has received more than $13.1 million, which has helped deliver more than 55 jobs with many more to come.
During his visit, Mr Hinchliffe visited some of these projects, including:
- The Dingo Path $75,000 shade, shelter and paths upgrade.
- The Wooroolin $168,000 carpark and bollards upgrades.
- The BP walking track $34,000 fitness equipment upgrade.
Mr Campbell said that the complex could not be built without the support of the Palaszczuk Government.
“I want to thank the Palaszczuk Government for the funding help build important infrastructure and support jobs right here in this region,” Mr Campbell said.
“The customer service centre and library will be co-located in the administration building offering the people of Wondai a one-stop shop.
“I am so pleased that the service has already experienced a 10 per cent increase in the number of visits.
“This upgrade complements other bulding projects in the region including the refurbishment of the Kingaroy Town Hall precinct, the Kingaroy Visitor Centre and Murgon Town Hall upgrade, all delivered by the council with funding from Works for Queensland.”