$1.95 million of shovel-ready projects given green light
Queensland Government has approved funding for $1.95 million of projects to be carried out by Burdekin Shire Council under the 2020-21 COVID Works for Queensland program.
The Queensland Government has approved funding for $1.95 million of projects to be carried out by Burdekin Shire Council under the 2020-21 COVID Works for Queensland program.
The list of endorsed projects will be completed before June 2021 and include the installation of an interior deck for the Burdekin Theatre courtyard, stage one of the Burdekin Be Active Trail in Home Hill, rejuvenation of the Burdekin Memorial Hall entrance, and upgrades to the Home Hill water supply.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said 13 projects had been approved across the Shire.
“I want to thank the State Government for their endorsement of a number of shovel-ready projects across our Shire, to stimulate the Burdekin economy and foster job creation as businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Significant funds will be utilised for installation of Inline Ultraviolet Disinfection for the Home Hill water supply, construction of stage one of the Home Hill Be Active Trail, installation of a deck for the Burdekin Theatre courtyard, development of the Ayr Showgrounds, and toilet construction and upgrades at Morris and Plantation Creek Boat Landings.”
Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the coronavirus pandemic had affected economies across the globe.
“Australia is not immune, Queensland is not immune and the Burdekin is not immune,” he said.
“Because we are continuing to manage the health impacts, we have started delivering a plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs.
“Queensland’s plan for recovery is a plan for this region’s future and that includes the COVID Works for Queensland program.”
Cr McLaughlin said other ongoing projects would also receive funding including footpath renewal and sewerage pump upgrades.
“Works for Queensland is a fantastic initiative of the State Government that has improved infrastructure and facilities across our State. The 2020-21 COVID Works for Queensland program has expanded on this to keep more Queenslanders working as we all adjust to a new normal.”
All Burdekin Shire Council endorsed projects in the 2020-21 COVID Works for Queensland program are:
- Ayr Sewerage Pump Station upgrade works;
- Ayr Showgrounds development works;
- Burdekin Be Active Trail in Home Hill – stage 1;
- Burdekin Memorial Hall entrance upgrade;
- Burdekin Theatre interior deck upgrade;
- Council facilities’ Wi-Fi network expansion;
- Home Hill Transfer Station security fencing replacement;
- Home Hill water supply Inline Ultraviolet Disinfection;
- Morris Creek boat landing toilet construction;
- Plantation Creek boat landing toilet refurbishment;
- Queen/ Railway Street intersection drainage upgrade and footpath renewal;
- Shire-wide footpath renewal, and;
- Town entrance sign renewals.
COVID Works for Queensland is an initiative of the Queensland Government.