David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Bulloo/Quilpie/Barcoo base camp project gets $300,000 injection

March 22, 2022

The Coalition Government has announced first round grant recipients of the Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund (ILEIF), which is providing $4.89 million for much-needed infrastructure projects in 19 remote and very remote Australia locations.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said new and improved infrastructure will create jobs and deliver lasting improvements to three of his remote communities.

“Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation is one of 19 Indigenous entities that were successful in the highly competitive round,” Mr Littleproud said.

“They will use a $300,000 grant to deliver an additional base camp for land management teams.

“It means Bulloo, Quilpie and Barcoo will benefit from new sheds with solar panels, sleeping quarters, water infrastructure and amenities at land management sites.”

Mr Littleproud said that the ILEIF is one of the ways the Coalition Government was helping remote communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting economic growth and providing jobs on country.

“It focuses on projects in primary industries and land management sectors that expand or improve the viability of their activities and ultimately create more employment.

“Across the country, we’re delivering a range of infrastructure including off-grid solar power systems, water infrastructure (bores, tanks and troughs), fences, stockyards, sheds and irrigation systems.”

Mr Littleproud said that Indigenous organisations in Maranoa will be able to further develop and take their operations to a new level.

“Congratulations to Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation, who are committed to growing their remote businesses and providing local jobs.”

A second ILEIF grant round will be run in the 2022–23 financial year.