Kingaroy to be transformed
Kingaroy residents are set to benefit from improved infrastructure in the town centre, thanks to a $4.5 million Australian Government investment.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project, which will revitalise Haly, Kingaroy, Glendon and Alford Streets, would create long-term economic benefits for the region.
“The Kingaroy Transformation project will boost Kingaroy’s economy, and is expected to support 38 jobs during construction and create 10 ongoing jobs for the Kingaroy community,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“The project will support local suppliers, improve transport links and raise tourist spending.
“We know how vital this is for our regional communities suffering the effects of COVID-19, which is why we will continue to deliver community infrastructure projects that support local jobs and economies across the country at a time when it’s needed most.”
Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said Kingaroy’s transformation would bring the community together through an attractive new streetscape.
“The streets will get better foot paths and crosswalks with shady trees and alfresco outdoor structures and improved parking and landscaping,” Mr Littleproud said.
“The CBD will also be able to host large and small community events and provide visitors a safe, accessible and inviting environment in which to shop, eat and relax.”
South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto said Council acknowledged the significant support provided by the Australian Government.
“The Kingaroy community is excited to see the benefits from the transformation project, which will revitalise the South Burnett region and give the community a sense of pride,” Cr Otto said.
“The transformation will lead to improved safety for vehicles and pedestrians, improved lighting and will create a lively town centre that will serve the Kingaroy community and wider region.”
The project is jointly funded with the Australian Government and South Burnett Regional Council each committing $4.5 million.
The Australian Government contribution is funded under its Building Better Regions Fund. This is a $1.04 billion investment designed to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
Deputy Prime Minister – Jo Williamson 0418 475 668 | Dean Shachar 0418 202 860
Mr Littleproud – Douglas Ferguson 0455 448 985
Cr Otto – (07) 4189 9100