The Scenic Rim will see more jobs, increased liveability and a stronger local economy with the approval of $255,000 towards priority local infrastructure projects.
Works will include an assessment of stormwater infrastructure and the construction of fire trails at Gleneagle and Tamborine Mountain, made possible through the Queensland Government’s more than $58.5 million 2019-21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe congratulated the Scenic Rim Regional Council on its successful projects.
“I applaud the council and its initiative in recognising the need for these projects as well as securing the funding to help deliver them,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“This Government has committed to creating employment opportunities and these projects will do just that.
“Upgrading or building new infrastructure has an immediate positive impact on the liveability of a town or city.
“This can have fantastic spinoffs such as creating jobs, retaining and growing a population base and generating business confidence to invest locally.”
Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen welcomed the funding.
“This is a valuable funding program which not only helps us deliver priority infrastructure, but also makes significant and lasting positive impact to our region through a genuine economic boost,” Cr Christensen said.
“We are particularly happy the program once again has a two-year timeframe which will help the Scenic Rim Regional Council budget efficiently and stretch the funding further.”
The $58.56 million 2019-21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program is designed to provide funding assistance to support Local Governments to deliver priority infrastructure and essential services that meet the identified needs of their communities.
The Local Government and Grants and Subsidies Program projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.