May 16, 2019

More Works for Queensland projects roll out

More Works for Queensland projects roll out

A new round of 494 Works for Queensland projects is about to roll out across the state.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the newly approved projects as part of the $200 million third round of Works for Queensland funding in Parliament today.

“This vital funding is about getting people into work and is being used by councils for new parks, gardens, roads and other community facilities that are improving many regional towns and cities,” she said

“Councils estimate that the 494 new projects will create or support more than 4,500 jobs, which is a fantastic result for regional Queensland families.”

Some of the projects include:

  • In the Cook electorate – upgrading the Mareeba Swimming Pool filtration system, and replacing Anzac Avenue Bridge, total of $710,000.
  • In Barron River – upgrades to play equipment and soft surfaces in Gregory Terrace Park, Kuranda, at a cost of $70,000.
  • In Cairns – upgrades to Esplanade Plaza, worth $650,000
  • In Nanango – footpath replacement in the Murgon CBD, a $500,000 project
  • In Townsville region – construction of a new ferry terminal, and upgrades at the Palm Island Motel, a total of $2.8 million. Park upgrades including shade sails and exercise equipment, new playgrounds along with footpath upgrades, cycling facilities and rehabilitation of sports fields for recreation. More than $11 million being invested in the region.
  • In Mackay – upgrades at Northview Park and Bluewater Lagoon playgrounds at a value of about $1.181 million
  • In Rockhampton – zoo improvements with the construction of a new reptile enclosure, and construction of fishing platforms along the Fitzroy River, about $1.1 million.
  • In Keppel – construction of the Emu Park Community Arts Hub, with a $800,000 contribution
  • In Maranoa – security upgrades to the Charleville Airport at a cost of $200,000.
  • In Maryborough – upgrades to the Maryborough Aquatic Centre to the value of $131,000.

The projects are required to be completed by June 2021.

For more information visit: www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/works-for-queensland

Mackay’s Bluewater Lagoon playground has been earmarked for funding.

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