David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud


March 22, 2022

The Coalition Government is investing $3,154,682 in priority projects in the Southern Downs, 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 Southern Downs Regional Council include:

  • $399,682 to progress the Stanthorpe main street beautification project
  • $120,000 to upgrade toilet facility in Jim Mitchell Park, Dalveen
  • $250,000 to upgrade the existing toilet block at McGregor Park
  • $425,000 for redevelopment of toilets, shelter and playground at Brock Park, Stanthorpe
  • $210,000 for WIRAC switchboard and emergency lighting project
  • $225,000 to upgrade change room facilities at WIRAC
  • $20,000 for installation of shade sails at the Allora pool
  • $200,000 for footpath rectification works at identified locations
  • $600,000 for re-sheeting of Boyce Rd, Back Creek Rd, Marinis Rd, Belford Rd, Osbaldeston Rd, Thanes Creek Rd and Tralee Rd
  • $100,000 for Tooth St drainage works
  • $30,000 for disabled parking at Glennie Heights State School
  • $155,000 for asphalt resurfacing of Boronia Dr, Tea-Tree Rise, Hakea Crt and Casuarina Cl, Warwick
  • $195,000 for asphalt resurfacing of Brook St, Bernecker St, Willow St and Hans Borgar Crt, Warwick
  • $150,000 for stormwater drainage improvements in Homestead Road
  • $75,000 new footpath construction Alice St and Amosfield Rd, Stanthorpe

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding reflects Southern Downs 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 15 projects in the Southern Downs area, 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/.