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$1.63 million for priority projects in Mackay Regional Council

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $1.63 million in priority projects across Mackay Regional Council in Capricornia, supporting local jobs, businesses and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Made possible under the third phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, projects to be delivered by Mackay Regional Council include:

  • $700,000 for Alsatia Park Playground upgrade and Kellys Road Skate Parks in Walkerston
  • $500,000 for rural footpaths in various locations
  • $430,000 for Mirani Caravan Park roadway upgrade

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the funding reflects Mackay Regional Council’s top priorities in Capricornia and will ensure the needs of our local communities are met.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, bushfires, floods and other events, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Ms Landry said.

“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for 3 projects across Mackay Regional Council, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality.

“This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.”

For more information on the $2.5 billion LRCI program, including the allocations for the $1 billion third phase, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure/.

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