Friday, 24 April 2020

More infrastructure funding has reached regional and remote parts of Queensland impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event.
As part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments’ $134.5 million infrastructure package, a further $12 million has been allocated to 26 resilience projects that will ensure communities can better withstand extreme weather events.
Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said today’s announcement is in addition to more than $81 million already approved for stronger, more resilient infrastructure.
“While we’re currently living in uncertain times, the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have not lost sight of making our communities safer the next time a disaster hits,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This funding will secure better roads and community infrastructure for disaster-affected parts of Queensland. It will protect Queenslanders and the towns they live in.”

Hinchinbrook Shire Council
• Floodway on Bailies Road, $53,000
• Floodway on Convells Road, $120,000
• Stabilise sections of Yuruga Road, $241,000

Croydon Shire Council
• Stabilise sections of Guildford Road and install culverts on Guildford Road and Claraville Road, $856,000

Townsville City Council
• Seal sections of Central Creek Road, $986,000
• Seal Pace Road, $235,000
• Seal a section of Coast Road, $187,000
• Seal a section of Woodlands Road, $126,000
• Seal a section of Heath Road, $37,000
• Seal a section of Mountview Drive, $190,000

Winton Shire Council
• Concrete crossings on Olio-Fairview Crossing, $196,000
• Extend concrete floodways and stabilise and seal sections of Old Landsborough Highway, $136,000

Recreational Assets:
• Repair sections of the heritage stone wall in Croydon Heritage Precinct, $10,000
• Repair sections of the Goldsfield Walking Trail in Wooroonooran National Park west of Innisfail, $121,000
• Repair and reinstate drainage in Horseshoe Bay Park, Magnetic Island $155,000
• Repair vehicle access tracks, Vincent Bushy Park, Rollingstone, $6000
• Box culverts and concrete floodways on Ballaleah Road, Mornington Island $439,000