Works for Queensland works for Texas

Published Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 at 03:39 PM

Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today inspected the Texas State School carpark safety improvements as part of a regional tour of Works for Queensland infrastructure. 

Mr Hinchliffe joined Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu to inspect the school carpark after a tour of Goondiwindi projects.

“This is an important school safety project, including an upgrade to the bus and drop-off zone and new footpaths, that has created and supported 22 jobs,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“I congratulate Graeme and the Goondiwindi Regional Council for not wasting any time in getting these projects underway for the benefit of their community.

“The Goondiwindi region has received $2.75 million from the Works for Queensland program for 75 infrastructure projects, which have so far created or supported more than 250 jobs.”

Cr Scheu said the Goondiwindi region was identified by demographer Bernard Salt earlier this year as “the most liveable regional town in Queensland”.

“The Works for Queensland funding has been a welcome opportunity for our Council to prioritise additional works and upgrades across the region,” Cr Scheu said.

“Works including upgrades to the Texas school crossing and sports field, the Goondiwindi Waggamba Community Cultural Centre, reserve roads, and the numerous walkways across the region, have made a significant difference in Council’s ability to make this regional Australia at its best.”

Mr Hinchliffe said that these were the types of projects the Palaszczuk Government wanted to partner with councils to get the job done.

Across the State, the popular Works for Queensland program is assisting councils to support jobs in regional Queensland with councils reporting more than 11,500 jobs and counting.


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