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Council receives $3.31M COVID W4Q funding


Council’s $3.31M COVID W4Q projects have been endorsed by the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

The funding enables Council to invest in a range of upgrade, maintenance and refurbishment projects across the region, including:  

  • Wondai Aerodrome Runway Lighting Upgrade

  • Community Building Upgrades and Maintenance

  1. Kingaroy - Forecourt & Carpark CCTV; Youth Toilet Block (CTC); Glendon Street Toilets
  2. Nanango - Cultural Centre air-conditioning and window replacement
  3. Murgon - Squash Courts o Wondai - Showgrounds Grandstand (portable)
  4. Durong - Public Toilets (bore and tanks)
  5. Regional - Roof replacements, repainting of structures, replacement of flooring and corporate buildings security systems upgrades   
  •  Open Space Refurbishments

  1. Kingaroy - Somerset St/Walter Rd verge planting
  2. Murgon - QE2 Park tree replacement
  3. Benarkin and Kingaroy Lions Park signs
  4. Regional - Tourism Statues; Girl Guide wall; park tables, shelters & bins 
  • Tourist Facilities Upgrade

  1. Proston - Dump Point (at Rodney Street)
  2. Wondai - Coronation Park free camping area; Heritage Museum footpath
  3. Dams - Tennis Court repairs; Boondooma Bunkhouse relocation; Yallakool Boat Ramp repairs
  4. Boondooma Homestead water 
  •  Park Equipment and Playground Upgrades

  1. Nanango - Pioneer Park playground; Butter Factory playground; Reg McCallum Park playground; Scott Street sail replacement 
  2. Kingaroy- Memorial Park Softfall (Go Getta Girls Hut); Apex Park BBQ seating and shelter
  3. Wondai - Skate Park upgrade
  4. Proston - Playground shade sail replacement 

Mayor Brett Otto said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Queensland Government for providing additional financial support through the $3.31M COVID W4Q funding to help the South Burnett’s economic recovery following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 
“This funding will advance well-developed Council projects that are ready to get started and can be successfully completed. By upgrading, maintaining and refurbishing facilities in our region, Council continues to deliver essential services as well as drive economic development and community wellbeing outcomes.” 
The COVID-19 W4Q program is a part of the Queensland Government’s $200M Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs. 
For further information regarding Council’s Works for Queensland projects contact Council on 4189 9100 or email

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