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Gladstone aquatic and recreation projects contribute towards Queensland’s economic recovery
Refurbishing the Gladstone Aquatic Centre, replacing playground equipment across the region and upgrading the Cassy Lives Skate Park are some of the projects planned to benefit the Gladstone community as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced nine projects worth $5.2 million under the recently launched $200 million COVID Works for Queensland program noting “Gladstone’s allocation of $5.2 million will go towards nine projects in the region, which the Gladstone Regional Council expects will create or support 60 jobs.”
The Gladstone COVID Works for Queensland projects include $1.23 million to upgrade the Gladstone Aquatic Centre, $427,200 Playground Replacement Program, $325,000 to upgrade Cassy Lives Skate Park and $150,000 for safety improvements to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre (GECC).
Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the projects were part of Queensland’s road to economic recovery and would make a difference to the region adding “I am very pleased that projects like the Aquatic Centre upgrade and new playground equipment across the region will be funded through this fantastic initiative.
Other projects include:
• $1.8 million pump station SPS A06 upgrade
• $400,000 to install a second weighbridge at Benaraby Landfill
• $380,500 to construct stormwater mitigation measures at the Gladstone Waste Water Treatment Plant.
• $279,000 to repair the Boyne Island Community Centre Library Floor
• $200,000 to repair Castle Tower Building’s verandas at the Boyne Island Community Centre
Queensland Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the positive impacts would be felt almost immediately advising “this program is specifically designed to help councils get their communities back on their feet as quickly as possible and minimise any long-term effects of the pandemic.
“Across the state, every council area is benefitting from the COVID Works for Queensland program.
Projects are required to be completed by June 2021.
For more information visit www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/covid-w4q
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24th June 2013 - Gladstone Entertainment Centre expansion project moves forward
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