Applications open for $58 million in infrastructure funding

Queensland Government Council Funding Applications Open

The Queensland Government has announced $58 million worth of local government grants and subsidies, with applications open to all 77 of the state’s councils.

Queensland’s State Minister for Local Government, Stirling Hinchliffe, is encouraging councils to get their applications in for the 2019-21 round of the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP).

All 77 Queensland councils are eligible to apply, with projects expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.

“This fantastic initiative helps local governments deliver important infrastructure in communities throughout Queensland,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“There’s $58 million up for grabs from 2019-21 and I want to encourage all councils to get in their bids for a share of funding.

“The funding can be used for sewerage and water projects, security and community safety, and economic development and tourism.

“There’s also funding available for disaster resilience and preparedness.

Mr Hinchliffe said in addition to funding new infrastructure, the LGGSP is also aimed at extending the functional life of existing infrastructure and improving asset management.

“These are the kinds of projects that can have fantastic flow-on effects with job-creation and increased liveability for our towns and cities, while boosting regional economies.”

The application period for project proposals opens on Monday 14 January and closes on Friday 8 February 2019.

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