Isaac Regional Council will plough $72.57 million into 184 capital works projects from the outback to the coast his financial year.
The council’s 2018-19 Budget earmarks $39.85 million for roads and drainage, $10.07 million for water infrastructure, $12.92 million for wastewater infrastructure and $1.035 million for waste management.
A further $2.74 million has been allocated for plant, fleet and workshops, $3.95 million for community facilities, $1.08 million for service and support and $925,000 for parks and recreation
“We aim to deliver $72.57 million in key infrastructure and capital works projects over the next 12 months,” Mayor Anne Baker said.
“Delivering critical infrastructure continues to be our top priority.”
A $40 million works program would continue to roll out on road networks across the Isaac region with government funding under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), she said.
“A total of 706km across 4457 sites will undergo a major restoration, which started in April and will finish this February 2019, weather permitting,” Cr Baker said.
“The $10.59 million to deliver Moranbah reservoir and associated works under the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Program is nearing completion.
“This essential project will increase the storage of safe, clean drinking water and raw water storage, with construction of the four work packages planned prior to February 2019.
“Works will continue on the $7.1 million Nebo Water Supply Project under the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions Program, with the four-stage project anticipated to finish in mid-2019.
“The $5.675 million for the Isaac Regional Water Recycling Program project, being rolled out across Moranbah, Middlemount and Dysart, is a joint initiative of council and the Queensland Government under the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.”