North West Regions GET $$$

The next round of funds from the State Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program have been released and regions across the North West are picking up $15.25 million investment for community infrastructure.

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Projects funded include:

• Mount Isa City Council will receive $2.91 million for five projects including CBD revitalization work to increase business in the city centre and an upgrade of the historic community Hall in the township of Camooweal.
• Boulia Shire Council will receive $1.03 million for 12 projects including Airport Fencing installation at Urandangie and refurbishment of the Boulia Post Office.
• Burke Shire Council will receive $1.18 million for nine projects including installation of solar lighting and CCTV at the Burketown boat ramp and a construction of community-designed spectator facility Gregory showgrounds.
• Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council will receive $1.44 million for three projects including construction of a toilet and shade structure at the town cemetery and improvement works to Potter and Knott Streets.
• Flinders Shire Council will receive $1.1 million for three projects including the Hughenden CBD rejuvenation to improve tourism prospects and support local business.
• Carpentaria Shire Council will receive $1.71 million for four projects including sealing of the Gilbert boat ramp carpark that will allow year-round access.
• Diamantina Shire Council will receive $1.02 million for four projects including various local road improvements and floodway rehabilitation.
• Cloncurry Shire Council will receive $1.37 million for five projects including upgrading the Cloncurry Childcare Centre and reconstruction and reseal of local roads.
• Mornington Shire Council will receive $1.38 million for four projects including construction of an animal pound and fit-out of the council store.
• McKinlay Shire Council will receive $1.06 million for six projects including construction of a bush dinner hut at the council owned Caravan Park to support tourism and construction of shade structures at local playgrounds.
• Richmond Shire Council will receive $1.05 million for 14 projects including construction of shade structures over the waterpark and a new concrete path around the lake for walking, running and cycling.

The funds are expected to support 660 jobs across the regions.