The State Government has approved up to $720,000 in grant funding for six South West region councils for infrastructure projects under the round two of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP).
Longreach Regional, Barcaldine Regional, Blackall-Tambo Regional, Barcoo Shire, Paroo and Bulloo Shire councils will get a share of the available $22 million.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick says the interest from councils in the program has been significant.
“For the local communities this means building strong local governments with vital investment in early stage planning for projects.”
Projects approved under round two of the program in the South West region:
• Longreach Regional Council to develop a Waste Management Strategy.
• Barcaldine Regional Council to develop a strategic planning report for The Globe Precinct in Barcaldine.
• Barcoo Shire Council to undertake strategic planning for three phase power connection to Stonehenge.
• Blackall-Tambo Regional Council to develop a business case for the trucking heritage cultural tourism attraction in Tambo.
• Paroo Shire Council to develop designs for the replacement of the Council Administration Centre.
• Bulloo Shire Council to develop a business case for a Solar Thermal Booster.