Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today inspected the redevelopment of the Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre as part of a regional tour of Works for Queensland infrastructure.
Mr Hinchliffe joined Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu to inspect the Waggamba Community Cultural Centre worksite before travelling to Texas.
“I applaud the vision of Graeme and the Goondiwindi Regional Council for the way they have wasted no time in getting these projects underway for the benefit of their community,” Mr Hinchcliffe said.
“The Goondiwindi region has received $2.75 million from the Works for Queensland program for 75 infrastructure projects that has so far created or supported more than 250 jobs.”
Cr Scheu said the Goondiwindi region was identified by demographer Bernard Salt earlier this year as “the most liveable regional town in Queensland”.
“The Works for Queensland funding has been a welcome opportunity for our council to prioritise additional works and upgrades across the region,” he said.
“Works, including upgrades to the Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre, reserve roads, Texas school crossing and sports field, and the numerous walkways across the region, have made a significant difference in council’s ability to make this regional Australia at its best.”
The cultural centre upgrades include the refurbishment of the kitchen for catering, new AV equipment and lighting improvements that have been carried out over two years of Works for Queensland funding.
“These are the types of projects the Queensland Government wants to partner with councils to get the job done,” Mr Hinchliffe said
Across the State, the popular Works for Queensland program is helping councils to support jobs in regional Queensland with councils reporting more than 11,500 jobs and counting.