Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Queensland Councils share in $220 million to kickstart reconstruction effort

Queensland Councils share in $220 million to kickstart reconstruction effort
March 26, 2011

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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

ELITE POOL COVERS

Since 1989 Elite Pool Covers have designed and manufactured an extensive range of high quality affordable manual,semi-automatic and fully-automatic pool cover systems for the harsh Australian…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Technology / Venues

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

SYNERGY FITNESS

The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business