$70 million for regional water infrastructure projects in Queensland

The next phase of Palaszczuk Government’s Building Our Regions program has taken a step forward with details of the $70 million for regional water infrastructure projects revealed.

Regional local governments in Queensland will soon be able to apply for a share of the $70 million Building Our Regions Round 6 fund for priority water infrastructure and planning projects.

Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Glenn Butcher, said that the funding provided vital support to councils who need financial help to get critical works completed.

He added that guidelines for Round 6 were being provided to regional councils so they could assess potential projects to submit for funding when applications open in the coming weeks.

“Councils can apply for up to $2 million in funding to support a range of eligible construction and works projects over three years,” he said.

The Building Our Regions program has a long and successful history of supporting Queensland’s local governments to invest in essential regional infrastructure and create flow-on economic development opportunities and jobs.

Previous rounds of Building Our Regions have seen more than $348 million of funding approved towards 271 projects across 67 council areas.

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