Mount Isa and Winton will benefit from federal investment under Round 4 of the Building Better Regions Fund.
Queensland LNP Senator, Susan McDonald congratulated the towns in her home region to benefit.
"There are some quite significant amounts of money being granted in this round, including more than $6 million for recycling efforts in Mount Isa," she said.
"Near Winton, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum is being connected to town water which will help them expand and draw more tourists to the Outback, not just to see the dinosaur exhibit but also to see faraway constellations free of light pollution in one of the world's few Dark Sky Sanctuaries."
Mount Isa City Council will get $6,060,131 contribution towards a $8,801,508 Mount Isa City Council Recycling Initiative
The project will extend the existing waste facility to include a material recovery capability and implement a new kerbside waste collection service for recyclable materials from households.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs will get a $589,523 contribution towards the $1,179,047 cost of a laboratory extension and pipeline development project.
The project will construct an extension to the existing laboratory space; and the installation of approximately 24 km pipeline to supply water to the museum and connect to two 20,000 litre tanks and solar pump equipment.
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