Works for Queensland funding delivers on projects

A Nature Based Play Space will be developed at Plantation Park, thanks to funding through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Burdekin Shire Council will deliver $2,480,000 of capital and operational projects through the Works for Queensland program in the 2017/18 financial year.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Works for Queensland supported regional councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects.

“Plantation Park will be transformed with a $469,000 Natured Based Play Space featuring an interactive water play area and a multi-level fortress complete with hiding nooks and rock and rope climbs,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“An additional $165,000 will be spent on sealing roads and creating more car parks at Plantation Park in the area around the Nature Based Play Space.”

Giru and Home Hill skate parks will also receive shade covers thanks to a $60,000 allocation.

“This funding will help to protect skate park users by sheltering them from the North Queensland sun,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Another $200,000 has been earmarked for a roundabout at the intersection of Young and Macmillan Streets, improving safety for motorists.

Cr McLaughlin said $200,000 had been allocated to replace footpaths at various locations around the Shire, while a public amenity would be installed at the top of Mount Inkerman for $80,000.

Cr McLaughlin said these works, and many more, would not be possible without the support of the Queensland Government.

“Council would like to thank the Queensland Government for this funding, which will allow us to deliver a whole range of wonderful projects in the 2017/18 financial year,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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