Work starts tomorrow (Friday, July 12) on a major Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) depot at Nass Road at Charlton that will help increase Council’s capacity to deliver key services and infrastructure across the Toowoomba Region.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the project would deliver improved amenities and a better, safer working environment for staff.
“The depot will be a modern, intelligent and sustainable facility to meet the current and future needs of our staff and the communities we serve,” Mayor Antonio said.
“The project includes the construction of a central operations and management building, three workshop buildings, a central store, a nursery and a State Emergency Service (SES) Operations Centre.
“The State Emergency Service facility will have SES and Council resources co-located to provide a co-ordinated response in an emergency. The facility is jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Toowoomba Regional Council.”
Acting Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe said the Queensland Government was committed to not only helping communities recover from natural disasters, but to building greater resilience to future severe weather events.