Hinchinbrook Shire Council has received $2,300,000 from the Queensland Government Works for Queensland (W4Q) funding program. The W4Q program supports regional councils to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure projects relating to assets owned or controlled by Council.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Ramon Jayo said that “Funding from the W4Q program will allow Hinchinbrook Shire Council to complete 11 projects. This is a great economic driver for the Shire; Council gratefully acknowledges the Queensland Government for making the completion of these projects possible”.
Key projects include $400,000 further allocation to the covered Horse Sports Arena; $300,000 to build a toilet block in Lannercost Street; $200,000 for shade covering for Johnstone Street Car Park; $320,000 to create a cultural area of local heritage in Herbert Street including tables, seating and a viewing platform for trains; $200,000 to create an Eco Trail/Wilderness Walk at Picaninny Park, Forrest Beach. A further $770,000 will be spent on bitumen sealing and road widening projects.
Council has until June 2019 to complete all of the projects with planning commencing shortly.