David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Green light for 22 Maranoa projects under Australian Government’s LRCI funding

January 11, 2022

Maranoa Regional Council has now locked in the project schedule to spend their $2,576,007 allocation under the first phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that the 22 projects represent the top priorities of the Maranoa Regional Council and range from the installation of kerb and channel to construction of the Wallumbilla Waste Transfer Facility.

“This budget injection for our hard-working local councils means even more funding for upgrades to local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Through the LRCI program we’ve provided more time for planning and construction to enable local governments to consider a broader range of priority projects and potentially undertake larger, more complex developments to deliver even greater benefits for their communities.”

Mr Littleproud said that the Federal Government had listened and acted on Council feedback to deliver the best outcomes for locals under this program.

“Councils will 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,” he said.

The approved work schedule for Maranoa includes the following projects:



Construction of Wallumbilla Waste Transfer Facility


Warroo Sports complex upgrade


Internal/external painting of Mitchell Hall


Fibreglass the remaining pool shell at Surat’s Robert Street Pool


Construction of amenities at Mungallala Sports Ground


State upgrade at Roma’s Bassett Park entertainment facility


External painting of the Jackson Library


Injune Swimming Pool upgrade


New toilet facility at Wallumbilla Showgrounds


Improvements and repairs to Tourism Facility at Kenniff Courthouse, Mitchell


Mitchell Showgrounds amenities upgrade


Surat SES facilities improvements


Surat Tourism Facilities upgrade incl Library/Art Gallery


Donnybrook Road bitumen rehabilitation


Apex Park Roma car parking improvement project


Timber restoration to allow for reopening of the Riggers Road Bridge (complete)


Geofhegan Road and Roma Menshed bitumen upgrades


Currey Street – seal


Railway Street, Jackson – irrigation and seating


Queens Street, Roma – reseal


Install Kerb & Channel Foot St, Roma between Currey & Downs Sts


Install Kerb & Channel Crawford St, Roma


Mr Littleproud said he looked forward to seeing more projects get underway and supporting jobs and communities at this critical time. 

“We’re paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt and make these projects realities,” he said.

“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.”

Local councils have so far nominated more than 5,500 projects over the first two phases of the LRCI Program, with construction on the first 2,900 projects due to be completed by 30 June 2021.

LRCI Phase 3 is expected to support an estimated 3,500 jobs over the life of the projects across the nation, particularly where employment in other sectors such as tourism has been negatively impacted.

For more information on the $2.5 billion LRCI program, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure/index.aspx.