QLD Govt approves $22M funding for local government infrastructure projects

The Queensland Government has signed off on $22 million in grant funding for 70 local council projects under round two of the Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP).

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said 67 councils will get a share of the second round funding, which aims to help local governments turn project ideas into solid proposals.

Projects approved under round two of the program include the development of a Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Security business case and detailed design of a macro-algal bioremediation facility for Burkedin Shire Council, to name a few.

Mr. Dick said the state government is already working with 22 local governments and industry to assess 40 new infrastructure proposals from the first round of the $20 million MIPP program.

“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 that the MIPP complements existing grant programs and will assist councils in determining their infrastructure priorities.

“This will better inform their submissions under the Building our Regions program, the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program and other project delivery programs and provide opportunities for local governments to also seek partnerships with the private sector to deliver regional projects,” he said.

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