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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Charters Towers scores facilities and cash injection

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Charters Towers scores facilities and cash injection

    Local jobs and lifestyle will soon be improved with the Newman Government supporting council to build a car park and walking track.

    Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said $523,847 had been set aside to help Charters Towers Regional Council build the projects.

    The construction of the 43-spaces Hodgkinson Street car park in Charters Towers CBD and a walking track with lighting and landscaping from the town centre to the Towers Hill Lookout will provide long lasting benefits to the community.

     “Council have put forward these projects as community priorities, and we’ve stretched every dollar to give maximum value for money,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “The state’s Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program is about building infrastructure in local communities while also creating jobs at an important time.

    “This must be the year of delivery for all levels of government and we’re making projects happen to help councils deliver a better lifestyle for their communities.

    “There was a time only a few years ago when it would take nearly a year for the State Government to call for applications and award funding for these types of projects.

    “This year it has been completed in six weeks.

    “For the first time, this money will be spent entirely this financial year so as well as improving what makes our communities special it will also be injecting money at the right time.”

    [ENDS] 17 JULY 2013

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