More than $2.6 million will help kick off 27 infrastructure projects in the Central Highlands, as part of the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.
Upgrades to the Emerald Botanical Gardens, improved facilities at Capella’s Bridgeman Park and new playground equipment for Rubyvale are just some of the local projects approved today under the funding.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said the announcement would fast-track these important projects, but also create a big boost for jobs across the region.
‘The projects we identified cover the whole of the Central Highlands, from the Gemfields to Bluff and Rolleston, so this will be a very welcome injection to local jobs growth,’ he said.
‘This funding means we can get to work on these upgrades sooner than expected, and ultimately deliver the benefits to the community sooner. We thank the state government for their support.’
The Works for Queensland Program is part of the State Infrastructure Fund.
All projects are expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.