The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $1.8 million in priority projects across Livingstone Shire Council, 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 Livingstone Shire Council include:
- $800,000 for Taranganba Road and Carige Boulevard Intersection Upgrade which will provide traffic improvements adjacent to Taranganba State School by means of the construction of a roundabout at the intersection.
- $1,012,954 for Queen Street (Arthur St to Mary St) Upgrade which will reconstruct the street between 2 recently constructed roundabouts adjacent to St Ursula’s High School.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the funding reflects Livingstone Shire Council’s top priorities 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 2 projects across Livingstone Shire 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.”
Mayor of Livingstone Shire Council Andy Ireland said these key access routes would benefit greatly from the upgrades.
“Both Taranganba Road and Queen Street are major linkages in the Yeppoon area, and these upgrades will provide improved safety and access for all vehicles now and well into the future,” Mayor Ireland said.
“This funding also assists Council in improving the overall network of local roads in Livingstone, bringing them up to national standard.
“Council would like to sincerely thank the Australian Government and Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry for this vital funding contribution towards these two significant community infrastructure projects.”
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/.