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

    Croydon, Etheridge and Flinders score better facilities and cash injection

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

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Croydon, Etheridge and Flinders score better facilities and cash injection

    Local jobs and quality of living will soon be improved with the Newman Government supporting Croydon, Etheridge and Flinders Shire Councils to increase water supply, improve lighting and upgrade a recreation centre.

    Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said nearly $250,000 had been set aside to help councils build a Croydon water bore, security lights in Georgetown and an upgrade to the Hughenden Showgrounds and Recreation Centre.

    Croydon Shire Council said the project would drill and commission a production bore which would increase drought declared Croydon’s drinking water supply from Lake Belmore Dam.

    Etheridge Shire Council said the Georgetown security lighting within Heritage Park would provide clear benefits to the community, while Flinders Shire Council said the showgrounds upgrade would provide a first-class facility for families, community groups and clubs.

    “Councils have put forward the projects that are their communities’ priorities, and we’ve stretched every dollar to give maximum value for money,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “The 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,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “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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