$120 million to help Queensland’s resource communities

Published Tuesday, 13 June, 2023 at 05:06 PM


Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Cameron Dick

  • $120 million for round three of the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF)
  • Fully funded by the Palaszczuk Government
  • RCIF supports construction of community infrastructure

Five Queensland resource communities will be eligible to share in the $120 million round three of Resources Community Infrastructure Fund.

Round three of RCIF is fully funded by the Palaszczuk Government.

The fund has a special focus on the coal producing regions of Isaac, Central Highlands, Banana, Western Downs and the Whitsunday local government areas.

RCIF assists eligible organisations with the construction of community infrastructure.

This includes new infrastructure or the upgrade, extension, or replacement of existing buildings.

Previous rounds of RCIF were voluntary partnerships between the Queensland Government and the resources industry, with the resources industry contributing $70 million and the State contributing $30 million.

The Guidelines for RCIF round 3 is now available.

Quotes attributable to Deputy Premier Steven Miles:

“RCIF is an acknowledgement of the importance of our resource communities and the work they carry out for Queensland.

“Our coal producing communities have been the backbone of our economy for generations, and it is only right that we do all we can to ensure they are as liveable as possible.

“Previous rounds of the program have funded affordable housing in Moranbah, a clinical training facility in Chinchilla, and a football club upgrade in Collinsville.

“The Palaszczuk Government is absolutely committed to giving back to the Queensland communities that give us so much.”

Quotes attributable to the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick:

“This fund was established to reward the hard working coal mining communities of Queensland.

“It is these hard working coal mining communities that deliver for the people of Queensland.

The $120 million RCIF round 3 will deliver infrastructure to meet each community’s needs, maximise its potential and enhance community wellbeing.

“It’s imperative that we put back into those coal producing communities that have played such an important role in Queensland’s economic strength for so long.

“They deserve their fair share, and through $120 million fully funded by the Palaszczuk Government, the lives of those communities will be further enhanced.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the projects put forward for funding and to see them being enjoyed by the communities when they are delivered.”

Further information: Resources Community Infrastructure Fund | State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning


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