NOMINATIONS: South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell said the council nominated eight projects for the funding.
NOMINATIONS: South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell said the council nominated eight projects for the funding. Michael Nolan

South Burnett projects to jump queue

EXTRA support from the Queensland Government has helped bring forward some much needed projects in the South Burnett.

South Burnett Regional Council announced they would nominate eight different projects for the Works for Queensland program during their meeting on February 20.

The Palaszczuk Government has allocated the South Burnett $4.5 million through the Department of Local Government Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

Mayor Keith Campbell thanked the State Government for their continued support.

"If we didn't have this funding, some of these projects would wait for years,” he said.

The 2019-21 Works for Queensland program is a $200 million funding program to support eligible councils to undertake job creating maintenance and minor works.

The South Burnett Regional Council has nominated eight projects to be approved by the minister for local government.

The council have nominated $2.75 million to go towards the gravel resheeting of roads in the South Burnett.

They have nominated a $90,000 upgrade to the Murgon swimming pool and a $55,000 solar installation at the Wondai swimming pool.

The council have nominated a $65,000 extraction fan for the Kingaroy Soil Lab and a $70,000 grandstand upgrade at the Wondai sportsgrounds.

The Kingaroy Heritage museum and visitor information centre will look forward to new signage to the value of $50,000.

The council have also nominated $15,000 for improvements at the Durong Hall.