MyALL 107 is receiving upgrades from the Building Better Regions Fund.
MyALL 107 is receiving upgrades from the Building Better Regions Fund.

Dalby Cultural Precinct to receive $7m upgrade

DALBY’S cultural hub will receive a $7 million injection to upgrade facilities and draw vital jobs into the region.

$7,056,000 was secured through Round Four of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), Dalby’s Cultural Precinct – Myall107 – will undergo a major redevelopment, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“Transforming the Dalby Cultural Precinct is going to create jobs, give us more ways to learn, enjoy events at the cultural centre and bring services that our urban cousins enjoy much closer to home,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving community services because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other – the $7 million upgrade to the cultural precinct reflects this.”

The Building Better Regions Fund has experienced great success, according to Mr Littleproud, and the upgrades to MyAll107 will reflect the importance of this initiatives to communities throughout the Maranoa.

“I’ve now secured more than $45 million through BBRF projects in the Maranoa electorate since 2016 which is a great result for communities in our part of the world,” Mr Littleproud said.

“BRRF funded projects go a long way to improving services, events, facilities, creating jobs and securing our fair share.”

BBRF projects fall under the Infrastructure Projects Stream or the Community Investments Stream.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure

The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities.

Across Maranoa, 12 BBRF infrastructure projects will be funded with $21,204,009 and seven BBRF community projects will be funded with $138,087.

Round Four BBRF infrastructure projects across Maranoa include:

Care Goondiwindi Ltd.

– The project will construct a 3 x 3 bedroom unit facility for Disability Respite Care within the CBD of Goondiwindi.

– $589,523

Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Limited

– The project will construct an extension to the existing laboratory space; and the installation of approximately 24 km pipeline to supply water to the museum and connect to two 20,000 litre tanks and solar pump equipment.

– $415,333

Balonne Shire Council

– The project will create a new Library Hub and revitalising nearby green space and a courtyard. An existing Cultural Centre will be refurbished to add an Art Gallery and Annexe.

– $5,000,000

Chinchilla Family Support Centre Inc

– The project will construct three additional offices for use by the Chinchilla Community Centre, visiting services and community groups.

– $77,712

Roughlie Community Centre Inc.

– The project will provide a multipurpose facility as a venue for industry-related workshops and social engagements and act as a central point for the residents of Roughlie during emergencies.

– $160,420

Quilpie Shire Council

– The project will deliver a multipurpose facility for the residents of Gyrica Gardens, a residential complex that helps elderly (over 65s) residents to live independently in the community.

– $707,763

Windorah Rodeo Club

– The project will expand the back yards of the Windorah Rodeo Club arena.

– $41,250

Bulloo Shire Council

– The project will construct four new ground-level aged care units with parking including a specifically designed recreation and health centre facility as a central hub for elderly residents in the Bulloo Shire.

– $1,785,110

South Burnett Regional Council

– The project will upgrade sections of Haly, Glendon, Kingaroy and Alford Streets and surrounding infrastructure in Kingaroy, Queensland.

– $4,500,000

Stanthorpe Netball Association Inc.

– The project will construct four multipurpose courts at Stanthorpe Netball Association, replacing the existing courts which are unsafe and no longer fit-for-purpose.

– $150,850

Western Downs Regional Council

– The project will upgrade the existing two-storey cultural building to create a new cultural precinct.

– $7,056,500

Longreach Regional Council

– The project will construct eight drought-resistant paddocks and infrastructure to facilitate the safe transit and accommodation of cattle.

– $719,548

Round Four BBRF community projects in Maranoa:

Clifton And Districts Chamber Of Commerce

– The project will develop a tourism and events strategy, marketing plan and development plan for a new tourism event.

– $20,000

Southern Downs Regional Council

– The project will deliver a comprehensive strategic events plan the Southern Downs region with a focus on social and economic sustainability.

– $21,037

Australian Camp Oven Festival Millmerran Inc

– The project will deliver the first Camp Oven Dinner Under the Stars event for the Australian Camp Oven Festival in October 2020.

– $16,300

Southern Downs Regional Council

– The project will deliver a youth-focused event promoting music, food and physical activity.

– $20,000

Roma Business Development Association Inc

– The project will create a strategic plan to drive economic growth and build a sustainable local economy for the Roma region.

– $15,000

Thallon Community Services Ltd

– The project will provide a strategic plan to maximise the region’s opportunities to improve tourism and the overall sustainability of the community.

– $20,000

The Yarraman Business Group Inc.

– The project will deliver a free festival at the finish line of the Brisbane Valley Festival of Cycling.

– $25,750