Funding for Councils to Boost Infrastructure Pipeline

The State Government has approved up to $990,000 in grant funding for five Southern Border and Western Downs councils to mature infrastructure projects from promising ideas into solid proposals under round two of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP).

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Goondiwindi Regional, Maranoa Regional, Southern Downs Regional, Western Downs Regional, and Balonne Shire councils will get a share of the available $22 million.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick says that for the local communities the funding means building strong local government.

Projects approved under round two of the program in the Southern Border and Western Downs region:
• Goondiwindi Regional Council to undertake a feasibility study for a Centre for Agricultural Excellence.
• Maranoa Regional Council to undertake detailed designs to upgrade Roma’s stormwater infrastructure.
• Balonne Shire Council to develop a business case for a combined library and learning and business hub.
• Southern Downs Regional Council to develop a feasibility study for industrial development at Warwick and Stanthorpe aerodromes.
• Western Downs Regional Council to undertake master planning for tourism infrastructure.

Local Government Association of Queensland chief executive Greg Hallam welcomes the program.
“The Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program helps get these vital local infrastructure projects moving.”