Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…read more
Queensland Councils share in $220 million to kickstart reconstruction effort
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced that 18 disaster affected councils are to benefit from a $220 million injection of funding to kickstart reconstruction efforts.
The Premier told State Parliament that the injection of initial reconstruction dollars would mean works could get underway as quickly as possible.
Premier Bligh explained "under a process that is being used for the first time we are accelerating the flow of reconstruction dollars back into impacted communities.
"In the January mid-year review we committed to have $400 million into impacted communities by the end of the financial year.
"In the past such payments have been made to councils after the work has been complete.
"To accelerate the process - and to get money moving and stimulate local and regional economies - we are paying them this money as an advance," the Premier said.
"The Queensland Reconstruction Authority is working with all impacted councils to keep this process rolling."
Queensland's disaster impacted councils were asked to supply the Authority their damage lists and a signed Funding Agreement by last Friday.
Premier Bligh added "we know that some councils are still experiencing flooding issues and their ability to respond has been lessened, but we will ensure no one is disadvantaged. "
Under the long-standing Natural Disaster Recovery and Relief Arrangements (NDRRA) between the States and the Commonwealth, the Federal Government will be responsible for meeting up to 75% of these costs.
The Stage 1 funding is going to:
1. Blackall - Tambo Regional Council - $2.9 million
2. Brisbane City Council - $54 million
3. Burdekin Shire Council - $1.7 million
4. Cassowary Coast regional - $19.9 million
5. Etheridge Shire Council (Georgetown) - $2.7 million
6. Fraser Coast Regional Council - $2.1 million
7. Goondiwindi Regional Council - $2.8 million
8. Gympie Regional Council - $3.7 million
9. Lockyer Valley Regional Council - $37.8 million
10. Mackay Regional Council - $4.4 million
11. Moreton Bay Regional Council - $2.8 million
12. North Burnett Regional Council - $3.1 million
13. Somerset Regional Council - $8.6 million
14. South Burnett Regional Council - $25.9 million
15. Tablelands Regional Council - $12.8 million
16. Torres Shire Council - $64,900
17. Townsville City Council - $25.2 million
18. Whitsunday Regional Council - $10 million
Image: Cyclone Yasi
1st February 2011 - CYCLONE YASI FORCES WHITSUNDAY RESORT EVACUATIONS
18th January 2011 - BCEC MANAGER LOOKS FORWARD TO ‘BUSINESS AS USUAL’
12th January 2011 - FLOODS ENGULF QUEENSLAND FACILITIES
12th January 2011 - FLOOD IMPACT UPDATE ON AEG OGDEN MANAGED VENUES
11th January 2011 - SHOW WILL GO ON AT TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. 19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…read more
Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…read more
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!