David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Australian Government funding for eight priority projects in Winton region

March 10, 2022

The Coalition Government is investing $1,246,785 in priority projects across the Winton 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 Winton Shire Council include:

$200,000 for Toilet Block at Hollow Log Park
$185,000 for lighting at Winton Airport
$55,000 for wagon shelter at Waltzing Matilda Centre
$100,000 for Showgrounds Race Announcer Tower
$146,785 for Saleyards Scales Renewal
$95,000 for Winton Refuse & Recycling Centre Development
$190,000 for Electrical Renewal at Winton Sewer Pump Station
$275,000 for Renewal of Winton Shire Hall Air-conditioning

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding reflects Winton Shire 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 eight projects across the Winton 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/.