Scenic Rim council receives grants for infrastructure projects

GRANTS: Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said priority projects funded by the state government grant would deliver an economic boost to the region.
GRANTS: Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said priority projects funded by the state government grant would deliver an economic boost to the region.

PRIORITY infrastructure projects set to create jobs and improve liveability in the Scenic Rim will be delivered in the next two years.

Scenic Rim Regional Council will receive $255,000 in government grants to deliver priority projects including an assessment of stormwater infrastructure and the construction of fire trails at Gleneagle and Tamborine Mountain.

The funding comes as part of the state government's more than$58.5 million 2019-21 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe congratulated the Scenic Rim Regional Council on its successful projects.

He said more jobs and a stronger local economy were among the projects' benefits.

"I applaud the council and its initiative in recognising the need for these projects as well as securing the funding to help deliver them," Mr Hinchliffe said.

"This Government has committed to creating employment opportunities and these projects will do just that.

"Upgrading or building new infrastructure has an immediate positive impact on the liveability of a town or city.

"This can have fantastic spinoffs such as creating jobs, retaining and growing a population base and generating business confidence to invest locally."

Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen welcomed the funding.

"This is a valuable funding program which not only helps us deliver priority infrastructure, but also makes significant and lasting positive impact to our region through a genuine economic boost," Cr Christensen said.

"We are particularly happy the program once again has a two-year timeframe which will help the Scenic Rim Regional Council budget efficiently and stretch the funding further."

The Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program is designed to provide funding assistance to support local governments to deliver priority infrastructure and essential services.

The Local Government and Grants and Subsidies Program projects must be completed by 30 June 2021.

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