Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio today (July 14) welcomed a pledge by the Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton to fight for funding that could help Council progress plans for the next stage of the transformative Toowoomba Railway Parklands project.
Mayor Antonio said Council strongly supported any group that wanted to provide ideas, financial support and constructive concepts that would advance Council’s master plan for the inner city site.
“Council’s master plan has been in place for some years and any offer of financial assistance towards constructing the next stage of this exciting development is welcomed,” Mayor Antonio, who also chairs Toowoomba Regional Council’s Economic Development portfolio, said.
“The next major stage of the Parklands master plan will require between $20 million and $30 million, from an overall project cost estimate of $65 million, to secure a green corridor along the Gowrie Creek corridor and environs.
“I’m encouraged by Mr Hamilton’s firm support for the project and acknowledge his commitment to help Council frame the vision for the Railway Parklands and the wider Priority Development Area (PDA).