Several pumping projects in Far North Queensland have been approved for funding under the State Government’s Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).

These include:

  • Moving and upgrading the LP Gas Storage Facility in Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council to improve safety and increase storage capacity
  • Upgrading Mareeba Water Treatment Plant Raw Water Pump Station to make it more flood resistant
  • Upgrades to Kowanyama Airport Fuel Farm in Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

A total of 80 projects across the state have been approved for funding under LGGSP.

“This grants program is designed to support councils to deliver priority infrastructure projects that improve the liveability of communities and support economic growth and employment,” said Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government, Steven Miles.

“The successful projects tick all the boxes, with the 80 approved projects expected to create approximately 1,800 jobs in areas where they are most needed.

“That’s a great result for local economies, the councils and their communities, and there are many more projects to be announced.”

In addition to new infrastructure, the LGGSP is also aimed at extending the functional life of existing infrastructure and improving asset management, helping councils stretch their budgets.

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