David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Australian Government funding for 12 priority projects in Goondiwindi region

February 25, 2022

The Coalition Government is investing $2,278,106 in priority projects across the Goondiwindi region, supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Made possible under the third phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, projects to be delivered by Goondiwindi Regional Council include:

$850,000 for Inglewood Rising Water Main Replacement
$90,000 for Texas Reservoir Mixer Installation
$90,000 for Inglewood Reservoir Mixer Installation
$381,106 for Wild Dog Check Fence Replacement in key strategic locations
$25,000 for Talwood Recreation Grounds Improvements
$65,000 for Brennans Rd Bike Path (Wilga to Sandalwood) in Goondiwindi
$50,000 for Hunter Street Footpath in Goondiwindi
$15,000 for Bowen St Footpath in Goondiwindi
$275,000 for Goondiwindi Airport Electrical Cabling Upgrade
$375,000 for Veronica Ave Pavement Rehabilitation in Goondiwindi
$12,000 for Recreation St Drainage Improvements in Talwood
$50,000 for Goondiwindi Tennis Court Fence Replacement

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding reflects Goondiwindi Regional Council’s top priorities and will ensure the needs of local communities are met.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, bushfires, floods and other events, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Mr Littleproud said.

“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for 12 projects across the Goondiwindi region, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality.

“This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.”

Mr Littleproud said the LRCI program is having a significant impact across the country and is delivering the best outcomes for locals.

“More than 2,000 projects are already complete or under construction – delivering upgrades to local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities,” he said.

“Phase 3 will build on this, delivering more jobs, more economic stimulus, and more of the local priority projects that communities need and deserve.”

“We also get councils to use local businesses and workforces to deliver these projects as much as possible, ensuring this stimulus flows directly into the hands of hard-working Aussies, their families, their businesses and their communities.”

For more information on the $2.5 billion LRCI program, including the allocations for the $1 billion third phase, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure/.