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

    Mount Isa scores better facilities and cash injection

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

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Mount Isa scores better facilities and cash injection

    Local jobs and lifestyle will soon be improved with the Newman Government supporting Mount Isa City Council with three community projects.

    Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said $468,400 had been set aside to help council upgrade the Mount Isa Library, refurbish the Camooweal Town Hall, and increase sewerage infrastructure in the region.

    The Mount Isa Library will get $158,400 towards upgrades such as a disabled toilet, water-proofing windows, and copper cladding the roof.

    The Camooweal Town Hall work, for $24,000, consists of roof, ceiling, toilet and kitchen repairs.

    Council’s highest priority project, with State funding of $286,000, was the sewerage infrastructure upgrade to increase capacity.

     “Council have put forward those projects that are important to your region, 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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