Maranoa MP: $4.5 million boost coming to Kingaroy’s CBDJune 5, 2020
Downtown Kingaroy will undergo a major transformation with Maranoa MP David Littleproud announcing a $4.5 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) investment for upgrades.
“Kingaroy is set for a facelift that will see roads, spaces, pedestrian traffic and a revitalised shopping precinct transformed for ease-of-use,” Mr Littleproud said.
“The Kingaroy Transformation Project is all about boosting efficiency and giving South Burnett residents and tourists more incentives to get around Kingaroy.
“One of my top goals as the member for Maranoa is to keep improving our public infrastructure for the more efficient movement of goods and transport, so that we are better connected with our community and to boost tourism.
“Investing in well-equipped infrastructure is a priority because it gives our businesses better access to markets and that’s a key goal of mine.”
“The South Burnett has been hit with hard times through the drought and this project is all about putting some new energy into the town which has the potential to attract more residents, businesses and professionals.
“I’ve now secured more than $45 million through BBRF projects in the Maranoa electorate since 2016 which is a great result for communities in our part of the world.
“BBRF funded projects go a long way to improving services, events, facilities, creating jobs and securing a fair share for communities that have been battling through drought.”Round Four of BBRF includes a total $200 million in grants, with projects falling under the Infrastructure Projects Stream or the Community Investments Stream.
The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure
The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.
Across Maranoa, 12 BBRF infrastructure projects will be funded with $21,204,009 and seven BBRF community projects will be funded with $138,087.
This project will modernise and upgrade the Kingaroy CBD including:
- Directing both local and tourist visitors into the Kingaroy town centre,
- Improving access into and around the CBD,
- Creating community meeting spaces,
- Providing measures to remove heavy vehicle traffic from inner-CBD roads,
- Improvements to safety for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic,
- Improved lighting for a safer town centre,
- Incorporating technological elements for modern day life, and
- Creating a lively and interesting shopping experience in the main street, enticing people to walk and explore.
Round Four BBRF infrastructure projects across Maranoa include:
|Organisation||Project||BBRF Infrastructure Investment|
|Care Goondiwindi Ltd.||
The project will construct a 3 x 3 bedroom unit facility for Disability Respite Care within the CBD of Goondiwindi.
|Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Limited||
The project will construct an extension to the existing laboratory space; and the installation of approximately 24 km pipeline to supply water to the museum and connect to two 20,000 litre tanks and solar pump equipment.
|Balonne Shire Council||
The project will create a new Library Hub and revitalising nearby greenspace and a courtyard. An existing Cultural Centre will be refurbished to add an Art Gallery and Annexe.
|Chinchilla Family Support Centre Inc||
The project will construct three additional offices for use by the Chinchilla Community Centre, visiting services and community groups.
|Roughlie Community Centre Inc.||
The project will provide a multi-purpose facility as a venue for industry-related workshops and social engagements and act as a central point for the residents of Roughlie during emergencies.
|Quilpie Shire Council||
The project will deliver a multipurpose facility for the residents of Gyrica Gardens, a residential complex that helps elderly (over 65s) residents to live independently in the community.
|Windorah Rodeo Club||
The project will expand the back yards of the Windorah Rodeo Club arena.
|Bulloo Shire Council||
The project will construct four new ground-level aged care units with parking including a specifically designed recreation and health centre facility as a central hub for elderly residents in the Bulloo Shire.
|South Burnett Regional Council||
The project will upgrade sections of Haly, Glendon, Kingaroy and Alford Streets and surrounding infrastructure in Kingaroy, Queensland.
|Stanthorpe Netball Association Inc.||
The project will construct four multi-purpose courts at Stanthorpe Netball Association, replacing the existing courts which are unsafe and no longer fit-for-purpose.
|Western Downs Regional Council||
The project will upgrade the existing two-storey cultural building to create a new cultural precinct.
|Longreach Regional Council||
The project will construct eight drought-resistant paddocks and infrastructure to facilitate the safe transit and accommodation of cattle.
Round Four BBRF community projects in Maranoa:
|Organisation||Project||BBRF Community Investment|
|Clifton And Districts Chamber Of Commerce||
The project will develop a tourism and events strategy, marketing plan and development plan for a new tourism event.
|Southern Downs Regional Council||
The project will deliver a comprehensive strategic events plan the Southern Downs region with a focus on social and economic sustainability.
|Australian Camp Oven Festival Millmerran Inc||
The project will deliver the first Camp Oven Dinner Under the Stars event for the Australian Camp Oven Festival in October 2020.
|Southern Downs Regional Council||
The project will deliver a youth-focused event promoting music, food and physical activity.
|Roma Business Development Association Inc||
The project will create a strategic plan to drive economic growth and build a sustainable local economy for the Roma region.
|Thallon Community Services Ltd||
The project will provide a strategic plan to maximise the region’s opportunities to improve tourism and the overall sustainability of the community.
|The Yarraman Business Group Inc.||
The project will deliver a free festival at the finish line of the Brisbane Valley Festival of Cycling.
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