Infrastructure funding in the pipeline for 10 NW councils

Flinders Shire Council used grant money from round one to fund a strategic assessment of their tourism proposal for Porcupine Gorge National Park. Picture: Flinders Shire Council.
Flinders Shire Council used grant money from round one to fund a strategic assessment of their tourism proposal for Porcupine Gorge National Park. Picture: Flinders Shire Council.

Ten north west councils have received a slice of funding to help develop infrastructure plans. 

The Queensland Government has approved up to $3.6 million in grant funding to mature infrastructure projects from promising ideas into solid proposals. 

Mount Isa City Council to develop a business case for the Mount Isa Transport and Logistics Centre and to develop a framework to integrate council asset and project information.

Richmond Shire Council to undertake a detailed design of the Richmond Irrigated Agriculture Precinct.

Cloncurry Shire Council to undertake a detailed design of the Cloncurry Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade.

McKinlay Shire Council to develop a business case for proposed development of a Community Children’s Services Hub in Julia Creek.

Burke Shire Council to undertake a detailed design of the realignment and raising of the Leichardt River crossing of the Savannah Way.

Carpentaria Shire Council to identify key infrastructure requirements for expansion of the tourism industry.

Diamantina Shire Council to develop a business case for the Eyre Development Road Pavement Sealing project.

Flinders Shire Council to develop a Storm Water Management Plan for the shires urban areas.

Mornington Shire Council to create a long-term Community Infrastructure Plan.

Boulia Shire Council to design a Regional Community Hub.                 

Infrastructure minister Cameron Dick said there had been “significant” interest in round two of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program. 

“For the local communities this means building strong local governments with vital investment in early stage planning for projects,” Mr Dick said. 

Local Government Association of Qld CEO Greg Hallam said the program helped councils deliver infrastructure their communities had identified as important. 

“The Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program helps get these vital local infrastructure projects moving,” Mr Hallam said.

The MIPP is a $30 million program delivered across two rounds.

Under the first round of the program, the state government is already working with 22 councils to assess 40 new infrastructure proposals.

“The first round is supporting a diverse range of project planning, from a strategic assessment of the Flinders Shire Council’s tourism proposal for Porcupine Gorge National Park, to investigating the best options to deliver economic benefit to the communities within the Central Highlands Regional Council area through revitalising the Emerald Saleyards,” Mr Dick said

For more information visit www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/mipp