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Councils welcome new round of building grants

News Release

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Local communities to benefit

A new round of Palaszczuk Government funding for local infrastructure projects as well as change in the way the Local Government Grants and Subsidies program is managed will continue to drive jobs growth in regional Queensland.

Local Government Association of Queensland President Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said yesterday’s release of $60 million of grant funding under the program was welcome news, particularly as it coincided with the LGAQ’s annual conference in Gladstone.

He said the changes in the administration of the LGGS program would enable councils to better plan for how they will invest the funds.

'Local communities in regions right across Queensland will continue to benefit from this program In terms of job creation and investment in critical infrastructure,' he said.

'Projects that attracted funding range from water supply systems to public art and CCTV systems.'

The $60 million Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program follows the implementation of the Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program of funding to regional councils.

The Local Government and Grants and Subsidies Program projects must be completed by 30 June 2019.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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