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Funded projects

Rounds 1–5 of the Building our Regions program has allocated funding towards 271 projects, supporting an estimated 2770 jobs.

The table below lists these and provides links to information about each project. Alternatively, you can view funded project locations across the Queensland using the  interactive map.

Project listings

RoundCouncilProject nameDescriptionBoR funding at approvalTotal project cost at approvalEstimated jobs at approval*
5Aurukun Shire CouncilAurukun Fuel Facility UpgradeThis project will upgrade Aurukun’s only retail fuel outlet and enhance heavily relied upon infrastructure for residents and visitors. Works will involve laying the remaining pavement and installing bollards, fencing, designated entry and exit points and signage. Upgrades will support an anticipated increase in visitor numbers as conditions on the Peninsula Development Road improve and enhance the town’s visual appeal as the fuel station is located on the main street.$317,000.00$317,000.001.0
5Banana Shire CouncilBiloela Industrial Estate - Stage 3This project will construct road, stormwater and utilities infrastructure to complete Stage 3 of the Biloela Industrial Estate. The project works will enable release of additional industrial lots for businesses to establish or expand in Biloela supporting economic growth and jobs.$1,807,923.00$2,126,968.007.0
5Barcaldine Regional CouncilThe Globe Precinct Tourist Lookout - BarcaldineThis project will construct a tourist lookout at the Globe Precinct, allowing visitors to experience the outback's beauty and vastness. The lookout will complement Barcaldine's existing tourist attractions and support local businesses by giving visitors another reason to extend their stay.$1,500,000.00$1,580,000.005.2
5Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilBlackall-Tambo Internet Project - Stage 3This project will deliver high-speed, affordable internet to the Blackall-Tambo region and increase safety and connectiveness by using point to point microwave technology to distribute and increase coverage to remote areas. Construction of eight solar powered towers will expand reliable internet access to the greater district, and directly improve efficiency for local businesses such as the Tambo community newspaper and online cattle auctions for rural agriculture businesses.$200,000.00$400,000.001.3
5Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilTambo Trucking Heritage BuildingThis project will showcase outback Tambo trucking company Johnson Bros Transport with construction of a purpose built glass sided building to display two classic trucks permanently loaned to the community by Johnson Bros Transport. The display will highlight the history of the trucks, livestock they carried, and roads travelled. This project will enhance tourism offerings for the remote region and create flow-on economic benefits for local businesses.$454,900.00$504,900.001.7
5 - planningBundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Regional Art Gallery Redevelopment Business CaseThis planning project will deliver a business case for the redevelopment of the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG). As a regional art gallery, BRAG is central to the provision of arts and cultural experiences through the exhibition and promotion of local artists and by providing a venue that could attract national and international exhibitions to the region.$120,000.00$160,000.000.5
5Carpentaria Shire CouncilLes Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre Entertainment AreaThe project will deliver an entertainment area on the saltwater lagoon at the Barramundi Discovery Centre to further expand tourism capacity, attract music performances and create additional visitor experiences. Project works will involve installation of three flat-deck pontoons and a shade structure over the centre’s existing outdoor deck. The entertainment area will also be a centrepiece for the annual Karumba Barra and Blues Festival and Anglers Classic.$250,000.00$260,000.000.9
5Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Airport Terminal RedevelopmentThis project will redevelop Emerald’s airport terminal to ensure continuation of critical transport services so the region remains connected for health, education, tourism, freight and disaster management. Project works will extend the existing terminal building to accommodate new security screening equipment and facilities to comply with airport security requirements. The project will also upgrade and reorganise a number of terminal facilities including a new communication room provision of additional accessible amenities, and reposition the passenger drop-off zone and associated reorganisation of airport road access and parking.$2,140,000.00$4,280,000.0014.1
5 - planningCentral Highlands Regional CouncilYamala Enterprise Area Water Infrastructure and Design StudyThis planning project will deliver a business case and detailed design for the provision of raw and potable water to the Yamala Enterprise Area.$290,000.00$295,000.00 1.0
5Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility - Stage 5This project will construct and install key recycling infrastructure at the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility to deliver long-term efficiencies and assist in long-term sustainability for the facility. Project works include installation of an auto-tie chamber baler to compact paper and cardboard, weighbridge, a fitted compressor extraction system for fine particle removal and an onsite diesel tank. Once complete, the facility will provide for productivity improvements, sustained employment and meet the Queensland waste levy compliance reporting requirements.$807,365.00$827,365.002.7
5Cook Shire CouncilCoen Airport Facilities UpgradeThis project will deliver essential upgrades to Coen Airport facilities to ensure this remote service centre for Cape York continues to support connectivity and disaster preparedness of the region. Project works include upgrades to the airport operations office, accommodation house, pilots' rest quarters, shared, amenities mechanics shed and security fencing. The airport’s sole power source will also be upgraded with new solar panels and a clean energy generator.$955,895.00$1,111,895.003.7
5Diamantina Shire CouncilDiamantina Solar Power ProjectThis project will install solar power on Council-owned houses and community buildings in Bedourie and Birdsville reducing costs to council and individual households and allowing greater investment in tourism and economic stability. Project works will include installation of roof mounted solar panels of various sizes and power capacity.$944,860.00$1,073,764.003.5
5Douglas Shire CouncilPort Douglas Sugar Wharf UpgradeThis project will upgrade Port Douglas’ heritage-listed Sugar Wharf to improve the amenity for locals and visitors and boost tourism and event attraction to the already renowned tourist destination. Project works include renovation of original timber decking, upgrading amenities, plumbing and electrical upgrades, installation of new lighting, and installation of new fans to improve ventilation so the Sugar Wharf can be comfortably used in hot summer months.$250,000.00$350,000.001.2
5Etheridge Shire CouncilTerrestrial Visitor Information Centre Expansion - GeorgetownThis project will upgrade Georgetown’s visitor information centre, Terrestrial, enhancing visitor experiences and promoting the centre as a gateway to nearby tourist attractions. Project works include extending the centre by enclosing and repurposing 352m2 of floor space and installing a café and theatre, lift and staircase, amenities, air conditioning, solar panels, roof insulation, external decorative cladding, and interactive and static displays.$500,000.00$1,845,750.006.1
5Flinders Shire CouncilHughenden Aquatic Centre Plant and Equipment UpgradeThis project is the first stage of the revitalisation of the Hughenden swimming pool, which has been in operation since 1952. Project works will replace the existing plant room and associated infrastructure including plumbing and electrical, filtration, saltwater chlorination system and new heating. As the only pool in the Flinders Shire, upgrades will mean the facility can open for more months of the year and continue to support the recreation and health of the general public, schools and swimming association.$550,000.00$650,000.002.1
5Fraser Coast Regional CouncilEli Waters Sewage Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will construct regional sewage infrastructure for Eli Waters to support growth and enable the Eli Waters Emerging Communities Plan Area development to go ahead. Project works involve construction of a regional sewage pumping station and rising main, which will pump sewage to the Nikenbah Sewage Treatment Plant. The project will provide significant jobs and economic benefit to the region.$2,923,632.00$5,847,263.0019.3
5 - planningGladstone Regional CouncilGladstone Coal Exporters Sports and Events Precinct Business CaseThis planning project will deliver a business case for redevelopment of the Gladstone Coal Exporters Sports Complex with a view to developing a multi-purpose sports and events complex with capacity to attract events to the Gladstone region.$54,000.00$60,000.000.2
5Gympie Regional CouncilCooloola Coast Esplanade Revitalisation - Stage 1This project will construct and upgrade pedestrian and cycle pathways along the Cooloola Coast to complete stage 1 of a 14km link from Tin Can Bay to Cooloola Cove. Project works include 2.6km of upgrades to sections of the pathway from Investigator Avenue/Queen Elizabeth Drive to Norman Point. Once complete, this project will improve safety and accessibility of shared pathways and encourage tourism and active pursuits such as bird watching, cycling and walking.$1,098,800.00$1,778,600.005.9
5Gympie Regional CouncilCooloola Coast Esplanade Revitalisation - Stage 2This project will construct and upgrade shared pedestrian/cycle paths to complete stage 2 of a 14km link from Tin Can Bay to Cooloola Cove. Project works construct 825 meters of shared pathway, including a 226-meter boardwalk, and associated wayfinding signage, seating, shade and viewing points, linking Crab Creek to Norman Point.$1,668,000.00$1,983,000.006.5
5Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilHope Vale Township Community and Cultural ParkThis project will develop the new Hope Vale Township Community and Cultural Park to enhance the aesthetic attraction and usability of the area as a recreational meeting place for residents and visitors. Project works include development of a 5100m2 parkland including lighting, toilets, water stations, picnic and barbeque areas, landscaping, irrigation and interpretive displays as well as construction of an undercover stage and gathering place with power, audio and lighting. Once complete, the project will support economic development by encouraging longer visitor stays, events, local pride and investment and flow-on benefits for local businesses.$1,000,000.00$2,000,000.006.6
5Livingstone Shire CouncilYeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant Sustainable Energy ProjectThis project will transition Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant’s power consumption to a renewable solar powered energy source. Recent upgrade works to the plant increased its capacity by 50% and boosted electricity requirements to run the plant. Project works involve installation of photo-voltaic solar panels with inverters and battery storage to the plant. Once complete, the project will reduce local energy costs and environmental impacts. It is the first solar electricity generation facility of this scale in the region.$2,810,500.00$2,999,500.009.9
5 - planningLivingstone Shire CouncilCauseway Lake Revitalisation Business CaseThis planning project will undertake a study and prepare a business case for the proposed dredging of Causeway Lake as a critical first step in the lake's revitalisation and to expanding the recreational activities the lake can be used for. $300,000.00 $300,000.001.0
5Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Airport Cabins - Stage 2This project will increase the capacity of the Lockhart River Airport Cabins by constructing two self-contained three bedroom cabins at the site. These cabins will enable the facility to better meet demand for visitor accommodation. Project works include construction of the two cabins and associated works such as fencing, gates, water tanks, footpaths, drainage, and water and electricity supply. Once complete, the project will service the need for additional accommodation and boost the economic benefits of tourism and increased visitor numbers for the community.$824,620.00$844,620.002.8
5Lockyer Valley Regional CouncilGatton Shire Hall UpgradeThis project will improve functionality and commercial use of the Gatton Shire Hall to provide much needed upgrades to the existing mid-1970s building and cater for a growing population. Project works include internal kitchen reconfiguration, external refurbishment and landscaping of courtyard and installation of sliding doors, and reconfiguration of the bar, kiosk and northern courtyard. This upgrade will improve the hall’s capacity to host major functions and events, thereby creating flow-on economic benefits.$866,714.00$955,014.00 3.2
5Longreach Regional CouncilWestern Queensland Livestock Exchange RedevelopmentThis project will redevelop Longreach’s Western Queensland Livestock Exchange (WQLX), a livestock selling and transport hub allowing producers to buy and sell livestock locally and reduce restocking costs. The hub will revitalise the local economy after impacts caused by ongoing drought. Project works include site preparation; construction of new livestock weighing infrastructure, selling ring, drafting area and central facility building; upgrades to pens and latching mechanisms; and installation of load and unload ramps. Once complete, the project will provide economic benefits for the surrounding agricultural industry, agriculture supply chain, local businesses and transport networks.$874,120.00$3,274,120.0010.8
5Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Animal Management Centre ExpansionThis project will redevelop and expand the Mackay Animal Management Centre to cater for growing community needs, provide adequate facilities for housing approximately 15,000 animals annually and complete much needed upgrades to the 1997-built structure. Project works include refurbishment of the existing facility, construction of a new kennel building and new administration building, and expansion of staff and visitor parking. The project will more than double the animal holding capacity of the centre, benefiting residents by improving local amenity and reducing the stray animal population while also encouraging pet ownership and re-homing.$1,274,500.00$3,085,900.0010.2
5 - planningMackay Regional CouncilMirani Community Precinct Detailed DesignThis planning project will deliver detailed designs for development of the Mirani Community Precinct to provide an inviting community and tourism destination servicing Mirani and the surrounding hinterland. $292,800.00$492,800.001.6
5Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Short Stay Accommodation - Stage 3This project will expand the existing Mapoon Short Stay Accommodation Complex, which has already reached 90% occupancy in its first eight months of operation. Project works include construction and fit out of four two-bedroom studio units, a barbeque area and shelter, carparking, and landscaping. This project will meet the strong demand for accommodation options in this remote shire and boost flow-on economic benefits for local businesses.$1,000,000.00$1,128,100.003.7
5Maranoa Regional CouncilBassett Park Racing Stables Expansion - RomaThis project will deliver additional racing stables at Bassett Park racecourse to meet current and future demand. Project works include demolition of outdated stables and construction of new racing stables and feed and tack storage bays. Once complete, the project will increase the number of horses able to be trained and race in Roma, supporting local jobs and boosting tourism interest in races and associated events.$466,300.00$546,300.001.8
5Maranoa Regional CouncilThe Big Rig Oil, Gas and Energy Centre ExpansionThis project will improve the visitor experience at Roma’s premier tourist attraction, the Big Rig: Australian Oil, Gas and Energy Centre. Project works include installation of an observation tower, a tree walk, and improvements to the carpark and highway entrance infrastructure. Once complete, the project will provide a link to the region’s greater attractions, and boost recreational infrastructure, hospitality services and parkland facilities focused on the history and heritage of the town.$1,628,700.00$4,686,400.0015.5
5Mareeba Shire CouncilChillagoe Critical Water Infrastructure ProjectThis project will replace Chillagoe's aged drinking water reservoirs with a single new reservoir with larger water storage capacity to support economic growth in the region. The project will replace two steel reservoirs that are past there useful life with a single concrete reservoir increasing capacity from 380KL to 500KL.$450,000.00$900,000.003.0
5Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa Family Fun Precinct Redevelopment - Stage 2This project will redevelop the Mount Isa Family Fun Precinct to increase usability, functionality and appeal of the multi-use recreational venue. Project works include installation of large shade structures, soft fall flooring, upgraded lighting, new park furniture, outdoor exercise equipment, walking and cycle paths, drought-tolerant landscaping, upgraded security fencing, and fit-out of a first aid and lifeguard room. Once complete, the project will support connectivity and population retention, encourage business growth and enhance health and wellbeing of residents.$3,756,500.00$5,111,500.0016.9
5Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Gym ExpansionThis project will increase the size of the Charleville community gym to enable delivery of a wider variety of exercise and preventative health activities. Project works include construction of a 15 metre by 14 metre extension to the existing gym providing a dedicated space for group classes and team training, access for other health organisations, and employment opportunities for trainers and fitness instructors.$200,000.00$265,120.000.9
5Murweh Shire CouncilMorven Freight Hub Truck Wash FacilityThis project will install a truck wash at the planned Morven Freight Hub. Project works include installation of two wash down areas, water and power supply connections, pressure pumps and waste water ponds. The completed truck wash will enable trucks to be appropriately cleaned to remove animal waste, pests and weeds and be ready for the loading of new consignments.$875,000.00$925,100.003.1
5North Burnett Regional CouncilRM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre - Bush Tucker Trail and Sewerage UpgradeThis project will construct a Bush Tucker Trail at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre and upgrade the centre’s sewage capacity. Project works include construction of approximately 600 metres of walking track and planting a variety of native plant species with interpretive signage and installation of associated irrigation infrastructure; and construction of a rising main connecting the centre to the Eidsvold sewage treatment system. Completion of the bush tucker trail will expand the visitor experience while the sewage upgrade will provide capacity for the centre to host events and service increased numbers of tourists. $513,914.00$643,914.002.1
5Northern Peninsula Area Regional CouncilNorthern Peninsula Area Airport Amenities UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Northern Peninsula Area Airport terminal building toilet facilities to support increasing passenger and personnel numbers and improve accessibility and general amenity. Project works include extension of the existing building to house the new all abilities toilet facilities, installation of toilets, associated plumbing, tiling and masonry as well as fencing and asbestos removal.$570,227.00$591,727.002.0
5Paroo Shire CouncilParoo Digital Connectivity Project - Stage 2This project will extend digital connectivity across the region to service some of the shire’s furthermost communities. Stage 2 project works involve installation of two solar powered wi-fi fitted towers. Once complete, the project will create a large regional network, connecting the shire and remote properties for the safety, health and economic benefit of residents and businesses.$600,000.00$716,000.002.4
5Rockhampton Regional CouncilNorth Rockhampton Flood Backflow PreventionThis project will reduce the impact of flood water on the sewer network in the North Rockhampton Flood Management Area. The project works include construction of isolation valves and access chambers and procurement of temporary pumps on seven sewer mains along Lakes Creek Road, as well as construction of a valve pit and rising main at a sewerage pump station. Once complete, the project will reduce the economic, social and health-related impacts of flood events and improve Council disaster management.$871,750.00$1,833,500.006.1
5Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBeaudesert Town Centre RevitalisationThis project will revitalise the Beaudesert town centre by creating a green entry and civic hub. Project works include parkland upgrades; flood mitigation works; installation of amenities, picnic facilities, pathways, shelter, lighting and wayfinding; and construction of an outdoor amphitheatre, playground and carpark for caravans, tourist coaches and motorbikes. Once complete, the project will entice visitors and support increased trade for local businesses in the region.$3,750,000.00$8,400,000.0027.7
5 - planningScenic Rim Regional CouncilTamborine Mountain Gallery Walk Pedestrian Boulevard Business CaseThis planning project will deliver a business case to support development of the Gallery Walk precinct of Tamborine Mountain to create a vibrant retail boulevard with a safer, more appealing pedestrian environment and an important regional tourist destination.$150,100.00$225,200.000.7
5Southern Downs Regional CouncilWarwick Saleyards Truck Wash Recycled Water Treatment PlantThis project will deliver a recycled water plant and animal waste separation system to treat water from the Warwick truck wash. Due to ongoing drought conditions, the truck wash is currently closed, severely impacting the Southern Down's ability to service the livestock transport industry. Project works involve upgrading concrete waste retention pits; installing a flow balancing tank, underground wastewater infrastructure and containerised water recycling system, including civil works for the hardstand area. Once complete, the project will enable the truck wash to reopen, increasing saleyard revenue and attracting both the livestock transport industry and heavy vehicle operators to travel through Warwick’s industrial estate.$500,000.00$625,000.002.1
5Toowoomba Regional CouncilQueens Park Revitalisation Project - ToowoombaThis project will revitalise heritage-listed Queens Park in Toowoomba, providing much-needed community facilities and increasing the park’s usability and amenity. The park includes Toowoomba's Botanic Gardens, the location of the award-winning Carnival of Flowers which is a major visitor drawcard for the region. Project works involve construction of pathways, playground upgrades, lighting, landscaping, amenities and an interpretive shelter. Once complete, this project will enhance the safety, usability and connectivity of the park.$2,793,717.00$5,587,434.0018.4
5Torres Shire CouncilHorn Island Affordable Housing ProjectThis project will expand the Horn Island Affordable Housing Project to provide safe, affordable housing opportunities for Indigenous home-buyers. Project works will develop unallocated land, expanding the Wasaga Township by creating 26 new housing lots, construction of one four-bedroom display home, and installation of services infrastructure including water, sewerage, stormwater and electricity. The project will contribute to community and economic improvement through construction and maintenance jobs as well as advance Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal home ownership.$961,057.00$6,998,467.0023.1
5 - planningTorres Shire CouncilHorn Island Airport Upgrade Business CaseThis planning project will deliver a business case to support long-term development of the Horn Island Airport to support projected aviation movements to 2035 including its importance as a regional hub in facilitating economic, community, health, education, recreation and social connections.$295,000.00$295,000.001.0
5Torres Strait Island Regional CouncilSaibai Island Fuel Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will replace Sabai Island’s essential fuel infrastructure to ensure continued and secure supply of fuel for the remote Torres Strait Island community, the local fishing industry and providers of essential and emergency State and Federal government services. Project works include demolition of existing ‘end of life’ fuel infrastructure and replacement with self-contained fuel tanks, fencing, CCTV monitoring and 24-hour payment facilities.$826,900.00$1,006,600.003.3
5Western Downs Regional CouncilTara Lagoon Parklands DevelopmentThis project will construct a recreational space for tourists and residents with an improved connection to the town centre. The project will include construction of additional pathways creating a loop circuit and a feature boardwalk, as well as additional caravan parking areas, a children’s playground and installation of lighting to enable safe use after dark. When completed, the project will help attract and retain travellers to Tara and provide a family friendly environment for the community.$2,401,500.00$4,803,000.0015.8
5Whitsunday Regional CouncilAirlie Beach Sustainable Water ProjectThis project will double the water supplied to Airlie Beach to meet the needs of current and future tourism and community requirements. The project will construct a 8.8km pipeline from the Proserpine Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to Airlie Beach, a new pumping facility and 2.5km raw water main linking bore sites to the Proserpine WTP. A telecommunication conduit system will also be installed along the new main to enable future upgrades of telemetry assets. When completed, the project will provide greater water security for the region to support current and future growth, and for more rapid economic recovery in the event of a natural disaster.$5,000,000.00$14,364,216.0047.4
4Balonne Shire CouncilBalonne Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Balonne region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$1,000,000$1,657,1005.5
4Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Industrial Estate for Airside ServicesThis project will create an industrial estate at the St George Aerodrome so that land can be leased to businesses. Project works will include the construction of hard-stands and taxiways.$1,000,000$1,065,0003.5
4Banana Shire CouncilBiloela Industrial Estate Sewage Pump StationThis project will deliver a sewage pump station that will service the Biloela Industrial Estate off Raedon Street. It includes the pump station, rising main, emergency overflow storage, and standby generator. The pump station is needed to connect stages 3 to 6 of the industrial estate to the sewerage network. This will enable the continued development of the industrial estate.$450,000$900,0003.0
4Boulia Shire CouncilBoulia Industrial EstateThis project will capitalise on the increasing transport and logistics activity in the region by developing an industrial estate adjacent to the Boulia-Mount Isa Road. The estate will have 11 sites approximately 1 hectare in size with access to water and power. This estate will have a focus on servicing the transport industry, especially long-haul transport, providing layover facilities and service opportunities.$994,800$994,8003.3
4Bulloo Shire CouncilBulloo Region Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Bulloo region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$250,000$778,5002.6
4Bulloo Shire CouncilThe Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign ProjectThis project will deliver Stage 1 of the Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project at the Burke and Wills Dig Tree site, Nappa Merrie Station. It will deliver a boardwalk, signage and interpretation to enhance the tourism experience and, critically, protect the tree's roots from ground compaction. $250,000$500,0001.7
4Cairns Regional CouncilCairns Material Recovery Facility UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Cairns Material Recovery Facility to double processing capacity to 30,000 tonnes of recycling and divert 90% of waste from landfill. Project works include extending the receival hall, and installing new equipment with optical sort technology and new glass sorting and processing plant.$3,000,000$6,900,00022.8
4Cairns Regional CouncilMunro Martin Parklands Redevelopment - Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Munro Martin Parklands redevelopment to increase the usability, functionality, and capability of the outdoor performance space. Project works include the construction of back-of-house facilities for the main stage, portable bar facilities, a front of house mixing station, a permanent box office, upgrades to the Minnie Street Gate, and upgraded power distribution. The project will capitalise on a significant cultural, creative and recreational facility for the region, and in turn generate employment opportunities.$650,000$1,300,0004.3
4Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilTully Multi-Use Sporting ComplexThis project will enable Tully to host major regional sporting carnivals and year-round events by building a multi-use sporting complex and grandstand at the Tully Showgrounds. Project works include the grandstand, canteen, function room, and rest-room facilities.$3,000,000$7,100,00023.4
4Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Airport General Aviation UpgradeThis project will upgrade Emerald Airport’s general aviation area to address non-compliance issues and support ongoing operations. It involves reconstructing the general aviation apron and refuelling area, reconstructing the eastern general aviation apron, and widening the Taxiway B/RPT’s apron. These upgrades will ensure the airport’s continued operation and support increased general aviation activity.$1,519,831$3,039,66310.0
4Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Saleyards UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Emerald Saleyards Complex to provide a larger spelling area, double-decker dump ramp, all-weather hay shed, and shade structure. These upgrades will allow improved efficiencies to cater for a growing market, improved animal welfare, and improved health and safety conditions.$1,009,465$2,018,9306.7
4Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility - Stage 4This project will increase the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility's annual production capacity from 3000 tonnes to 10,000 tonnes by installing sorting platforms, storage cages, chutes, conveyors and associated machinery. It is expected to create four ongoing jobs at the facility and reduce the load on regional landfills.$999,297$1,014,2973.3
4Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Saleyards Heavy Vehicle Rest Area UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Cloncurry Saleyards’ heavy vehicle rest area and includes the construction of rest area facilities, improved drainage infrastructure and an upgraded intersection. The facility will provide all-weather access to the saleyards facility while providing a rest area for heavy vehicles.$947,300$1,967,0006.5
4Cook Shire CouncilGateway to the Cape - Tourist Information Centre and Interactive Sculpture ParkThis project will deliver a tourist information centre and interactive sculpture park in Lakeland, Cape York. The project will include a new, purpose-built tourist information centre, rest stop and interactive sculpture park, providing an avenue for the promotion of Cape York businesses and organisations.$998,000$1,288,0004.3
4Flinders Shire CouncilHughenden Industrial Precinct - Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Hughenden Industrial Precinct to support existing demand and future development. Project works will include civil works, delivery of water, sewage, and power, and road train access to each of the new 14 lots.$1,000,000$1,352,3914.5
4Fraser Coast Regional CouncilMaryborough CBD RevitalisationThis project will revitalise a further section of Kent Street in the Maryborough CBD to match the streetscape works already completed, make critical infrastructure improvements and install cultural heritage interpretation and displays. It will also replace a retaining wall, upgrade drainage, services and pedestrian footpaths, and install public artworks, continuing the Maryborough Story Trail into this area. The project aims to improve the CBD's appeal to both tourists and businesses to attract and retain spending.$921,960$2,494,4948.2
4Fraser Coast Regional CouncilRiver Heads Carpark and Boat Ramp UpgradeThis project will deliver a new carpark and boat ramp apron area at River Heads on the Fraser Coast. This is the departure location for the Fraser Island Ferry so it is subject to high traffic of cars, 4WDs, boats, and pedestrians. This project will deliver increased vehicle capacity and improved boat ramp safety aimed at increasing the overall efficiency of tourism and emergency operations.$497,094$1,589,1885.2
4Gladstone Regional CouncilYarwun Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant located just outside Gladstone. The facility currently treats wastewater from heavy industry businesses including Orica, Rio Tinto, and Trans Pacific. The project includes upgrading the secondary treatment process through a package plant, updating equipment, and expanding the irrigation scheme. The project aims to improve effluent quality, reuse the treated wastewater efficiently and comply with environmental approvals.$1,183,700$2,630,3008.7
4Goondiwindi Regional CouncilGoondiwindi Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Goondiwindi region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$300,000$600,0002.0
4Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilGeorge Bowen Memorial Kindergarten Upgrade - Hope ValeThis project will upgrade the George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten to enable the provision of after-school and vacation care services in Hope Vale. Project works include a building extension, amenities upgrade, security upgrades, shade structures and a playground. Providing after-school and vacation care will enable parents to work outside school hours and improve workforce participation.$557,825$612,8252.0
4Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilKowanyama Transport Hub - Airport Terminal Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Kowanyama Airport Terminal to improve amenity, security, safety and efficiency for passengers and staff, and freight. The project works include completing the terminal building to provide a new ablutions block, a secure baggage check-in area, and a kiosk.$1,000,000$1,030,0003.4
4Livingstone Shire CouncilGreat Keppel Island Revitalisation ProjectThis project will deliver power, water and telecommunications infrastructure to Great Keppel Island to support its redevelopment as a tourist destination. Project works include 13.5km of submarine tunnelling, water, power and telecommunications infrastructure piping/cabling, start and end-point supporting infrastructure, and the upgrade of feeder services. This connection of power and water is intended to act as a catalyst for a major tourism development project proposed for the island, the Great Keppel Island Resort Development.$5,000,000$62,425,400206.0
4Livingstone Shire CouncilMill Gallery Expansion: YeppoonThis project will deliver an approximate 200m2 extension to Yeppoon’s art gallery that will accommodate community fine-art collectives. The project is expected to enhance the viability of the local arts community.$250,000$500,0001.7
4Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Airport CabinsThis project will expand Lockhart River’s corporate and tourist accommodation facility, the Iron Range Cabins, by constructing four new cabins to cater for the region’s steady increase in visitors.$1,000,000$1,018,0003.4
4Longreach Regional CouncilSaleyards Railway Siding Extension - LongreachThis project will extend the railway siding at the Western Queensland Livestock Exchange Saleyards in Longreach. The extension will provide efficiency gains for the loading of cattle onto trains and improve their wellbeing.$500,000$520,0001.7
4Mackay Regional CouncilNorth Mackay Rotary Lookout UpgradeThis project will replace the current viewing platform at the North Mackay Rotary Lookout with an architecturally designed all-weather pavilion. Additional works include replacing overhead lighting with underground services, upgrading the entry road and parking facilities, and rebuilding the public walkway to the site between High Street and Pollock Street. The project forms part of a self-drive tourist trail being developed by Mackay Regional Council to promote the region.$694,687$1,389,3754.6
4Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Residential Aged Care FacilityThis project will deliver stage 2 of a new aged-care residential facility purpose built for Mapoon elders. It will construct four units, providing the first accommodation of its kind in Mapoon.$1,000,000$1,020,0003.4
4Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Shire Staff Accommodation ProjectThis project will deliver new housing for council staff in the Mapoon township to enable staff and skill retention. The project will construct a 3 bedroom unit and duplex that can house up to three staff members.$1,000,000$1,100,0003.6
4Maranoa Regional CouncilSurat Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Surat through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$275,000$932,8003.1
4Mareeba Shire CouncilBarang Street Sewerage Pump Station Upgrade - KurandaThis project will upgrade storage capacity at the Barang Street Sewerage Pump Station in Kuranda to prevent overflows into Jum Rum Creek, which flows into the Barron River Catchment, and onto the Jum Rum Creek rainforest walking trail. Project works will include installing an offline storage chamber and undertaking general pump station upgrades.$450,000$900,0003.0
4Mareeba Shire CouncilMareeba Industrial Park Expansion - Stage 3This project will deliver Stage 3 of the Mareeba Industrial Park Development in Mareeba, which will make heavy industrial-zoned land available for large-scale development of commercial and industrial agriculture services. Project works include water and waste services, telecommunication infrastructure, drainage, and road works.$1,490,000$3,500,00011.6
4McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Smart HubThis project will stimulate economic development in Julia Creek by establishing a digital innovation hub that will provide high speed internet and high-quality video conferencing facilities, along with other technologies and 24/7 access. Specific works include connecting two council facilities, refurbishing an existing building, including modifying the internal layout, electrical works and data technology.$523,750$1,047,5003.5
4Mornington Shire CouncilLelka Murrin Restaurant and Kiosk DevelopmentThis project will renovate the Lelka Murrin building, the site of the old Gununa Tavern, to provide a food service hub comprising a restaurant, café and kiosk providing new healthy food options. This project will upgrade the building and address accessibility compliance, modify the internal layout, and upgrade the security system, cool room, air conditioning, and external footpaths. The resulting food hub will support local jobs and the community and has the potential to bring sit-down dining back into Mornington Shire.$1,000,000$1,201,5004.0
4Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Industrial Precinct - Stage 2This project will expand the Charleville Industrial Precinct by undertaking works to deliver an additional 13 blocks of industrial land to better meet existing demand.$800,000$800,0002.6
4Murweh Shire CouncilMurweh Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Murweh through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$937,250$1,459,9254.8
4Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Retail and Business Precinct - Stage 2This project will encourage entrepreneurship on Palm Island by providing a modern retail and business facility with six ground level tenancies. Project works include internal construction and fit-out to prepare the tenancies for leasing.$999,241$1,019,2413.4
4Paroo Shire CouncilParoo Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Paroo Shire through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$1,000,000$1,650,9005.4
4Rockhampton Regional CouncilRockhampton Art GalleryThis project will deliver a new art gallery for Rockhampton seven-times the size of the existing gallery. The facility will include two large gallery spaces, three education spaces, permanent collection storage, loading dock, restaurant and retail space. It will aim to attract major cultural events to Rockhampton while providing space to display permanent collections and exhibitions. The project is expected to support ongoing jobs in the arts and recreation services sector.$5,000,000$31,500,000104.0
4Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBeaudesert Business Park ExpansionThis project will expand the Beaudesert Business Park to enable it to continue to attract light and medium industry. It will open up 37 new lots of industrial land through the construction of intersection and road upgrades and stormwater works, and provision of services to each new lot. These works will make almost nine hectares of industrial land accessible.$5,000,000$10,722,30035.4
4Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBoonah Town Centre RevitalisationThis project will redevelop the Boonah CBD to generate a sense of place that is visually appealing and supports community and business engagement. Project works will upgrade amenities, including street furniture and the council forecourt, footpaths, laneways, stormwater infrastructure, lighting, ramps, and off-street parking, and improve access. The works will also incorporate public art showcasing the region's history, Indigenous culture, and native wildlife. The redevelopment is expected to support ongoing retail jobs, increase spending by visitors and locals, and increase the use of retail space in the CBD.$1,469,600$3,024,02010.0
4Somerset Regional CouncilKilcoy Racecourse DevelopmentThis project will upgrade Kilcoy’s racecourse to increase its capacity, functionality, appeal, accessibility and flood resistance. The project will deliver a new grandstand, new functions space, and enhanced spectator viewing to improve patronage. The project will provide a local recreational attraction to encourage workers to live within Kilcoy, supporting local economic development.$369,030$922,5753.0
4Southern Downs Regional CouncilRecycled Water for Warwick IndustryThis project will deliver a new water reservoir at the Warwick Wastewater Sewage Treatment Plant to supply industry with Class A recycled water. The project will build a new 2 ML reservoir, construct a new pump station and extend recycled water pipelines to Warwick’s industrial estate, providing a low-cost water supply to established businesses and increased incentives for new business development.$2,489,906$4,979,81416.4
4Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Escarpment Parks UpgradesThis project will deliver new tourism infrastructure that capitalises on Toowoomba’s Great Dividing Range escarpment parks to unlock nature-based and sports (mountain biking) tourism opportunities. The project includes new and upgraded nature trails, new amenities and visitor facilities, road upgrades and sealing, way-finding and interpretive signage, and new lookouts over the Range and Lockyer Valley.$2,717,044$7,401,54424.4
4Torres Shire CouncilSadies Beach Helipad - Thursday IslandThis project will improve access to Thursday Island and enable tourism experiences by upgrading the island's helipad to facilitate increasing usage and improved safety. Works will include expanding the landing area by creating two concrete landing pads, paving the surrounding areas, installing a passenger waiting shed, extending the water main to the site for drinking and fire fighting, sealing the access road and creating two areas for parking. The project will also move the windsock and upgrade lighting and security.$565,000$584,2001.9
4Townsville City CouncilTownsville Waterfront PromenadeThis project will capitalise on the North Queensland Stadium development by providing new pedestrian footpaths and bridges to connect the Stadium with the CBD, Palmer St (dining precinct), the Civic Theatre and Reid Park (V8s track) precinct, Central Precinct and the Bus Hub.$5,000,000$10,200,00033.7
4Whitsunday Regional CouncilFlagstaff Hill Conference and Cultural CentreThis project will build a world class cultural and conference centre at Flagstaff Hill that will complement and leverage the tourism appeal of the site's visually stunning natural environment. Project works include construction of a conference centre building with capacity to cater for up to 200 people.$1,500,000$3,000,0009.9
4Whitsunday Regional CouncilLake Proserpine Barramundi Fishing and Recreational PrecinctThis project will provide the infrastructure needed to better service the fishing, caravan and camping markets drawn to Australia’s premier impounded barramundi fishery. Project works include provision of electricity, carparks, road upgrades, toilets and showers, pontoons and jetties, a wash down facility, and walking and bike riding tracks.$1,500,000$3,153,00810.4
4Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire CouncilWujal Wujal Eco Village UpgradeThis project will enrich visitor experiences at the Wujal Wujal Eco Village by installing four safari tents mounted on raised timber decks, building a camp kitchen, upgrading amenities and communal areas and providing sewage dumping facilities for RVs and caravans.$1,000,000$1,000,0003.3
3Aurukun Shire CouncilAurukun Bulk Fuel Storage FacilityThis project will install a new bulk diesel fuel storage facility at the Aurukun council depot to ensure compliance with Australian standards and to reduce council costs.$140,000$165,0000.5
3Banana Shire CouncilBiloela Pool UpgradeThis project will install a shade structure over the Biloela pool's grandstand and provide a disabled access ramp for the pool. These works will provide equitable access and sun protection for all pool users, such as participants in swimming lessons, school swimming and carnivals, and rehabilitation hydrotherapy.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Banana Shire CouncilThangool Aerodrome Safety and Security UpgradeThis project will upgrade facilities at the Thangool Aerodrome to improve safety and security. Upgrades will include an animal-proof security fence, upgraded runway lighting, installation of a generator, and build-up and overlay of the emergency services holding area. This will reduce the risk of aircraft damage through animal strike, ensure that lighting is compliant with legislation, and maintain access to fuel during power outages in emergency situations.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Barcaldine Regional CouncilBarcaldine Racecourse UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Barcaldine Racecourse from a sand track to a turf track. This will enable the Racing Club to attract more race meetings and horses, and allow it to operate in wet weather. The project components include earthworks, drainage, an upgrade to the current irrigation systems, new running rails, turf and external fencing.$273,000$546,2891.6
3Barcaldine Regional CouncilBarcaldine Recreation Park - Stage 2This project will construct a water sports and activities precinct at the Barcaldine Recreation Park. The precinct is the second stage of the Barcaldine Recreation Park project and its works will include construction of an amenities block, boat ramp, walking paths and landscaping around the lake.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilBlackall-Tambo Internet ProjectThis project will use point-to-point microwave connectivity to provide a high speed internet service for businesses and residents in the Blackall-Tambo region. The project will tap into existing fibre optic cable and erect 12 repeat masts that connect and cover the region, offering the local community high speed affordable broadband data communication services.$500,000$1,177,5003.5
3Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct - Stage 3This project will deliver the third stage of the Bundaberg Aviation and Aeronautical Precinct. Stage 3 will include developing eight allotments in the precinct (three with airside access) and building taxiways and aprons to link the main runway with the precinct and the existing regular passenger transport apron.$1,993,975$3,987,95012
3Bundaberg Regional CouncilBurnett Heads Town Centre RedevelopmentThis project will redevelop the main street of Burnett Heads to transform the town centre and unlock significant development potential. The redevelopment of Zunker Street will include wider footpaths, landscaping, on-street car parking, public art, disabled parking spaces, smart technology elements and sewerage infrastructure. When complete, the redevelopment is expected to stimulate economic and population growth.$3,320,677$6,641,35519.9
3Burdekin Shire CouncilEdwards Street Drainage UpgradeThis project will upgrade an underground storm water drainage system in Edwards Street, Ayr. The system services a commercial and high-density residential area and a section of the Bruce Highway traversing the catchment. The upgrade will address localised flooding affecting businesses, residential accessibility, parked cars in the road reserve, and water pooling on the highway due to the inadequate capacity of the existing system. Once completed the works will improve access and amenity, and mitigate risk of litigation through damage to equipment and business interruption.$659,283$1,318,5674
3Cairns Regional CouncilEarlville Trunk Sewer Network ImprovementThis project will deliver major upgrades to the Earlville trunk sewer network to enable residential growth in Cairns. Upgrades will include construction of a new pump station and gravity network. These works will also reduce operational costs. The total project cost is $4,421,440. Cairns Regional Council is seeking $1,768,576 in BoR funding and will be contributing $2,652,864 towards the project.$1,768,576$4,421,44013.3
3Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilTully Landfill Remediation Capping – Stage 2This project will construct a cap on the redundant section of the Tully Landfill to mitigate the risk of contaminant release into the environment during high rainfall events. Works include reshaping approximately 1.6 hectares of the Cell 1 landfill structure, installing leachate collection systems (in the form of a leachate trench and sumps), and constructing a multi-layer over-cap of clay and geotextile. Drainage infrastructure will be constructed to reduce velocity and energy of water flow and direct water to existing sedimentation basins. When complete, this project will better protect the health and well-being of the community and surrounding Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef.$634,134$1,268,2673.8
3Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilWheatleys Hill Water ReservoirThis project will construct a new 4.5 megalitre reinforced concrete reservoir adjacent to the existing 0.7 megalitre reservoir at Wheatleys Hill, South Mission Beach. Works will include preparing storage infrastructure to ensure the top water level of the new reservoir is the same as the existing reservoir, upgrading the mains water supply to the existing reservoir and constructing links to the new reservoir. When completed, the project will increase capacity for water storage to supply the areas of South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach.$1,860,000$4,526,00013.6
3Central Highlands Regional CouncilBlackwater Sewage Effluent Irrigation ExtensionThis project will augment the Blackwater Sewage Treatment Plant to enable storage of treated effluent for use in irrigating community facilities. Works include pipework, trenching, pump upgrades, fitting valves and irrigation sprays, constructing a holding pond and installing surrounding pipeworks, fittings and valves. When complete this project will reduce the environmental impact on Sagittarius Creek.$1,148,525$2,297,0506.9
3Central Highlands Regional CouncilCentral Highlands Regional Floodways ProgramThis project will install 24 concrete floodways at various low lying locations throughout the Central Highlands to significantly improve the resilience of the region's rural road network. The project will remove and replace existing pavement with 30m by 8m concrete floodways including cut off walls, and stabilise 15m approaches on both sides of the floodway. When complete this project will significantly improve the region's rural road network.$792,014$1,584,0284.8
3Central Highlands Regional CouncilYamala Rail Siding ProjectThis project will increase the capacity of the Yamala Enterprise Area (CQ Inland Port) to accommodate wider industrial activity. It will deliver a 1.5km dead-end rail siding with signals and telecoms, undertake upgrades to Bonnie Doon Road, the internal road to the rail siding, and the Capricorn Highway intersection including rail crossing. When complete, the CQ Inland Port will facilitate economic development, support agricultural and other value-added businesses, and provide significant local community benefits.$4,415,000$9,400,00028.2
3Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility — Stage 3This project will deliver the third stage of upgrades to the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility to increase its productivity from 3000 to 3500 tonnes per annum. Works for Stage 3 include extending the operations shed and its supporting pad to accommodate all further development stages, undertaking associated drainage works, and installing a new automated paper and cardboard baling machine that will be integrated into the production line.$489,000$499,0001.5
3Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Stormwater Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will deliver major stormwater mitigation works necessary to achieve flood free residential land within Cloncurry. Works will upgrade approximately 400m of existing 3m wide earth channels to larger open earth drains and replace an existing undersized culvert and construct a new culvert. The project is expected to mitigate flooding issues currently experienced by nearby residents and businesses and provide Q100 flood free land for residential development.$644,140$1,288,2813.9
3Cook Shire CouncilCoen Landfill Leachate Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will install leachate containment and collection infrastructure at the Coen Landfill to ensure its operations meet Queensland’s environmental regulations. The works will include the installation of containment bunds and the construction of collection and drainage trenches and a collection pond.$500,000$752,8382.3
3Diamantina Shire CouncilBirdsville Sewer Network Improvement ProjectThis project will upgrade various sections of the Birdsville sewer network above the main sewer pump station in the caravan park to cope with the annual influx of tourists attending major events. When completed, the upgraded network will cater for future growth and reduce overflows during major events resulting in environmental issues.$245,152$275,1020.8
3Douglas Shire CouncilPort Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant - Sludge Handling System UpgradeThis project will install an upgraded belt filter press system to remove the risk of serious failure of aged and corroded equipment at the Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant. A filtrate pump upgrade will allow both sludge dewatering and transfer to occur simultaneously, and additional works will upgrade a digester blower and electrical switchboard, install SCADA integration, and extend the shed and install a new platform and walkway to ensure weather-proofing and safety.$370,000$740,0002.2
3Fraser Coast Regional CouncilUrangan Pedestrian/Cycle Shared PathwayThis project will construct a 1.3km long and 2.6m wide concrete share-path from the Urangan Esplanade to Boat Harbour Drive within the Margaret Street road reserve. The project will provide an environmentally sustainable transport route for cyclists and pedestrians. The pathway will provide safer access to the coastline and local attractions, encourage healthier lifestyles and improve connections for locals and tourists between communities.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Gladstone Regional CouncilAgnes Water Waste Transfer StationThis project will deliver a new waste transfer station for Agnes Water and the surrounding community to provide waste management infrastructure needed to support future growth. The waste transfer station will include weatherproof access and egress to site, six saw tooth bays, an amenity building, a weighbridge, stormwater features and on-site services (water, electricity and telephone). When complete, the new waste transfer station will comply with best practice standards and support sustainable waste management.$586,320$1,396,0004.2
3Gladstone Regional CouncilBoyne Island Car ParkThis project will provide the Boyne Island community with a free, sealed and line-marked, 64 lot carpark to alleviate congestion and the need for on-street parking. When complete, the new carpark will provide a safer, controlled parking area for the community and visitors.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Gladstone Regional CouncilGladstone Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThis project will upgrade the sludge handling system at the Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant to cater for future demand growth and enable the beneficial re-use of bio-solids. When complete, the project will provide the Gladstone community with a more efficient and reliable wastewater system and enable the bio-solids produced to be marketed as agricultural fertiliser, providing council with additional income.$3,043,600$7,609,00022.8
3Gympie Regional CouncilBullock Point Boat Ramp Carpark UpgradeThis project will install new recreational boating facilities at Bullock Point to reinforce Rainbow Beach's status as a prime destination for aquatic recreation. The facilities will include a purpose-built, bitumen-sealed car and boat trailer parking area for a minimum of 15 car trailer units. When complete, the new facilities will encourage visitors to use the area with flow-on economic benefits for the local community.$250,000$500,0001.5
3Gympie Regional CouncilGympie Heritage Railway Precinct - RV FacilityThis project will deliver a purpose-built RV facility for travellers at the Gympie Heritage Railway Station Precinct to stimulate further economic and social opportunities and uses for the precinct. Works will include construction of a shaded welcoming precinct for between 20-30 RVs including necessary infrastructure (septic dump, water points, shade, communal space and safe, accessible parking). When complete, the facility will help to position the precinct as a diverse and engaging destination; provide a setting for new activities, events and tourism related initiatives; provide a location for business incubators; and encourage business establishment.$550,000$1,100,0003.3
3Gympie Regional CouncilGympie Youth Precinct Recreation HubThis project will construct a purpose-built youth precinct incorporating the site of the redundant Gympie Memorial Pool. Project components include a bouldering wall, pump track, and skate bowl and surrounding flow area. When complete, the precinct will give young people in the Gympie region access to leading edge sports, recreational and educational facilities and will become an important social, economic and environmental space encouraging participation, social interest and a fit and active community.$1,400,000$2,800,0008.4
3Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilHinchinbrook Water Security ProjectThis project will build new bores and water delivery infrastructure to increase the current capacity of the Ingham Depot Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to 5.2 megalitres a day. The project will construct new bores and raw water delivery infrastructure to supply an additional 2.2 megalitres a day. The existing infrastructure will be augmented to supply an additional 2.6 megalitres a day. When complete, the plant will supplement the region’s water supply by treating water from the Herbert River that has become highly turbid due to flooding or runoff, especially during the wet season.$2,000,000$4,400,00013.2
3Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilHope Vale Fibre Optic ProjectThis project will upgrade Hope Vale's digital telecommunications infrastructure with fibre optics to ensure reliable internet access. The upgrade will enable service providers to deliver existing services more effectively and efficiently and also allow new applications and services to be delivered to the Hope Vale community.$500,000$3,200,0009.6
3Isaac Regional CouncilNebo Water Supply ProjectThis project will build a new two megalitre reservoir and water treatment plant to increase water security for Nebo’s 800-plus residents. When complete, these works will mean the community will no longer have to endure supply shortages and poor-quality bore water with a high mineral content.$3,550,000$7,100,00021.3
3Livingstone Shire CouncilCapricorn Coast Memorial GardensThis project will provide Livingstone residents with a landscaped parkland setting as a final resting place for their loved ones. The project also includes provision for a refreshments pavilion and amenities building and the future development of a chapel. The new garden will provide adequate service for the shire for at least the next 50 years.$1,750,000$3,500,00010.5
3Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Airport TerminalThis project will provide a new airport terminal building with a total floor area of 108m2. The new terminal building will include passenger processing, a secure baggage/air freight enclosure, a disabled toilet, and indoor and outdoor waiting areas for hot and inclement weather. $499,000$531,0001.6
3Longreach Regional CouncilLake Eyre Rangers Office Building UpgradeThis project will upgrade an existing building to provide office space and facilities for the Lake Eyre Rangers. The project will involve alterations and additions to the main building to provide office and training space, air-conditioning, a kitchen and upgrades to the toilet facilities and wet area.$70,000$140,0000.4
3Longreach Regional CouncilLongreach East Water Main UpgradeThis project will upgrade the existing 150mm water main to 300mm, providing the mandatory pressures for firefighting requirements to existing businesses and residences on the eastern approach to Longreach. It will also deliver additional capacity to allow for future development such as a roadhouse and industrial estate to the east of the township.$500,000$1,000,0003
3Longreach Regional CouncilLongreach Water Main ReplacementThis project will replace defective water mains in the Eagle Street, Owl Street, Galah Street and Pelican Street area to provide improved water security and uninterrupted supply to the Longreach community. Existing failing infrastructure will be replaced with 563.4m of new 100 diameter, and 405m of new 150 diameter water mains. This project is the last stage of a 10 year water mains replacement program undertaken by Council. It will reduce water loss via leakage, reduce supply interruption from remedial works and enable an efficient and cost effective water supply to the precinct for the next 10-plus years.$497,442$994,8843
3Mackay Regional CouncilShellgrit Creek Drainage UpgradesThis project will upgrade existing drainage systems to provide increased flood immunity for the residents of East Mackay. The project involves the construction of eight 2.4m high by 1.8m wide box culverts with associated tide gates at the upstream end of the existing detention basin. Capacity of the connection between the East Mackay Main Drain and the detention basin will be increased, and the excavation of an open channel through the existing sand dunal area and outlet into the ocean will also be undertaken.$1,804,306$3,809,99211.4
3Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Machinery Shelter UpgradeThis project will build a new machinery workshop vehicle shelter and work area in Mapoon to create a safe and weather-proof space. The existing dilapidated shed will be demolished and replaced with a new structure consisting of two shipping containers with a covered hardstand area in between. This will provide storage for smaller items and a safe, shaded area for work to be undertaken as well as parking. The new hardstand structure will be a high bay steel framed shed approximately 12m by 20m (240m2).$239,787$239,7870.7
3Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Saleyard Multi-Purpose FacilityThis project will deliver a multi-purpose precinct at the Roma Saleyard complex. It includes construction and fit-out of an interactive interpretative/gallery area showcasing the history of the livestock industry in the region; a 100 seat dining/function area with kitchen, serveries and bar; an administration area with additional office space for agents and contractors; a checkoff room and meeting room. A new, approximately 225 seat arena for bull sales, landscaping, sewerage connection and parking for 77 cars and 10 RVs are also part of the project scope. The new facility will enhance the capability of the saleyards and provide additional amenities for its regular users and the increasing number of tourists that visit.$3,698,983$7,397,96622.2
3Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Sewer Main UpgradeThis project will upgrade a number of failing and undersized sewer mains in Roma to prevent service disruptions for residents and businesses. A significant portion of this project will upgrade a sewer main in Roma’s CBD to increase capacity and divert flows from the current main on Major Street which has exceeded its life expectancy. The project also includes relining approximately 2km of existing 150mm main in nine separate locations and replacing manholes found to be in extremely poor condition. When complete, this upgrade will improve capacity and reduce council’s maintenance costs.$308,564$617,1281.9
3Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Water Main AugmentationThis project will upgrade a number of sites across Roma’s water main network to improve flow rates, pressure and fire-fighting capacity. Upgrades will occur in Bassett Lane, Taylor Street, Northern Road, Alexander Avenue, Quintin Street, Duke Street, Arthur Street and Edwardes Street. Works will include installing two new water mains and upgrading the capacity of undersized water mains. When complete, these works will improve the supply of water and safety for Roma’s residents, businesses and visitors.$507,500$1,015,0003
3Mareeba Shire CouncilKenneally Road Sewer UpgradeThis project will install a new 300mm rising main on Kenneally Road and upgraded pumps to increase sewer capacity and facilitate residential development in Mareeba’s master-planned community.$395,053$790,1062.4
3McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Airport UpgradeThis project will provide an all-weather runway at Julia Creek Airport that meets the standards of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The runway pavement will be resurfaced and sealed, all line markings reinstated, drainage works to protect the new runway and replacement of navigation lights to meet CASA standards are also included. When complete, this will provide critical infrastructure for north west regional areas, supporting jobs in the mining and cattle industry as well as improving liveability in Julia Creek and nearby communities.$500,000$2,291,0906.9
3Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Island Concrete Batching PlantThis project will upgrade the facilities at Mornington Island’s concrete batching plant to a precinct that will meet Australian Standards. The project will deliver a new batching plant with automated sand, aggregate and cement weighing and distribution systems; an all-weather shed for dry storage of cement; and under roof cover for vehicles and equipment used at the batching plant. An amenities facility for batching plant staff and delivery drivers is also part of the project scope.$476,556$496,5561.5
3Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa Water Reservoir No. 3 ReconstructionThis project will replace Water Reservoir No. 3 with a new 6.8 megalitre bolted steel tank reservoir. Once installed, the new reservoir will ensure Council is compliant with water storage standards, and the community will have a reliable and safe potable water supply.$837,000$1,675,7005
3Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Cosmos Centre Planetarium — Stage 1This project will deliver the first stage of a new stand-alone planetarium in the grounds of the Charleville Cosmos Centre to help add value and diversify Charleville's tourism opportunities. When complete, the project is expected to help extend the tourist and events season from eight to 10 months a year and provide an alternative attraction when Cosmos Centre shows are cancelled due to cloudy skies.$500,000$620,3191.9
3Murweh Shire CouncilWarrego River Crossing Water Main ReplacementThis project will replace two 30-year old cast iron water main pipes to provide a secure supply of potable water for residents and businesses on the western side of the Warrego River. Replacing the pipes will involve removing the existing infrastructure and installing two 150m by 225mm PVC casings 3m below the river bed. Two continuous 150m by 115mm pipes will then be inserted through the casings and reconnected to the existing water network. When complete, the project will provide the community with a secure two-way supply of clean, uncontaminated potable water and maintain essential fire-fighting capabilities for the area.$210,438$210,4380.6
3North Burnett Regional CouncilMingo Crossing Caravan Park UpgradeThis project will build additional camping and caravan facilities at the Mingo Crossing caravan park to boost tourism in the North Burnett region. The additional facilities will include nine powered sites, establishment of six glamping sites, a second amenities block, a camp kitchen, a playground and a parking area near the existing boat ramp for day users. This project will also develop open space along the north east edge of the river to support an additional 40 camping sites. These new facilities will improve day use access and increase the number of caravan park patrons, ensuring Mingo Crossing can meet its current and future tourism demands.$1,272,820$2,545,6407.6
3Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Footpath Upgrade - Stage 2This project will deliver the second stage of the three stage Palm Island Ferry Terminal to Francis Creek Water Reservoir footpath. This stage sees the construction of the footpath which will be 1.1km long and 2m wide. Solar powered lighting from Manbarra Road to Rodeo Estate on the island will also be installed. When complete, residents and visitors will be able to travel to the CBD in safety for work or recreational purposes.$500,000$668,5402
3Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Jetty Precinct UpgradeThis project will construct stages one and two of a freight pick-up shelter and all-weather covered walkway at the Palm Island Jetty to increase the efficiency of passenger and freight movements. Improvements include a freight pick-up shelter, a passenger waiting area and an all-weather covered walkway. Works will improve safety by separating passengers and freight, and improve connectivity between waiting areas and vessels.$500,000$556,0001.7
3Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Sewerage Pipe Replacement ProjectThis project will involve a CCTV condition and assessment inspection of the Cunnamulla sewerage network system to identify and replace deteriorated pipes. The project includes the replacement of idenitifed sewerage pipes and installation of the RADTEL telemetry system to include the upgraded pipework. Upon completion, the project will significantly reduce the frequency of line breaks, resulting in substantial savings to Council while simultaneously providing the community with a reliable sewerage network.$500,000$600,0001.8
3Paroo Shire CouncilEulo Water Security ProjectThis project will replace the current bore with one over 260m which will increase storage capacity to 30,000 litres. Works will also include the installation of a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and bore monitoring technology, a holding tank and pump if the bore is not free flowing. This will provide a safer, more reliable water supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural use and boost the sustainability of the Eulo community.$327,939$424,6701.3
3Paroo Shire CouncilWyandra Water Security ProjectThis project will replace Wyandra’s 81-year-old bore with one over 570m, install a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and monitoring technology. This reliable water supply will enable investment in agriculture and local businesses, and cater for population growth.$425,000$451,3671.4
3Paroo Shire CouncilYowah Water Security ProjectThis project will replace Yowah’s faulty century-old bore with one over 440m, install a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and monitoring technology, and connect to the existing town reticulation system. By using current industry practices and technologies the new bore will provide adequate supply and pressure to address current and future domestic, industry and agricultural water requirements. This project will also negate the need for water to be trucked in from Cunnamulla.$438,744$468,7441.4
3Quilpie Shire CouncilEromanga Natural History Museum - Stage 2This project will build a new, state-of-the-art, multi-story museum to house one of Australia's most significant and internationally recognised dinosaur and megafauna collections. The new museum will have galleries, replica display zones, a library, a seminar room, a shop, a café, and research facilities. Associated construction will include access roads and a car park. When completed, this project will help to increase tourism and economic development in the region and initially employ up to 10 staff.$2,400,000$6,000,00018
3Rockhampton Regional CouncilKershaw Gardens Revitalisation - Stage 2This project will create a new central large-scale modern park to revitalise Kershaw Gardens and provide greater recreation opportunities for the Rockhampton community. Works will include an iconic entry statement, additional car parking, new playgrounds, water play and landscaping features. When completed, the park will complement the riverbank and CBD revitalisation on the opposite side of the river and improve an area significantly damaged by TC Marcia in 2015.$5,000,000$11,000,00033
3Toowoomba Regional CouncilCathro Park Railway Parklands Linkage ProjectThis project will deliver the first stage in the development of active transport and open space connections between Queen’s Park, the city centre and the Railway Parklands. Project components will include creek treatments, shared pathways, wayfinding, lighting, CCTV, signage, recreation elements, and public amenities. When complete, the project will catalyse further development in the Priority Development Area, which is estimated to generate 3000 jobs and $680 million in economic benefit over the next 20 years.$987,500$1,975,0005.9
3Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Enterprise Hub - Wellcamp Water Reservoir ProjectThis project will install an 8.2 megalitre reservoir to service Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Mountain, Oakey, Jondaryan and the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub in addition to the Department of Defence’s Oakey army base. Once installed, the reservoir will safeguard and ensure continuity of water supply for these areas into the future and will reduce the risk of water limitations to consumers during times of peak water usage or extreme weather events that result in damage to the water network.$2,005,000$4,300,00012.9
3Torres Shire CouncilHorn Island Airport Boundary FenceThis project will build a border fence around the entire Horn Island Airport to improve its security and safety. Works will construct a border fence around the airport site including buildings and the runway. The fence will be mesh with barbed wire at the top. When complete, the fence will prevent wildlife coming on to the runway and help the airport meet its safety requirements.$370,150$380,1501.1
3Torres Strait Island Regional CouncilMogor Well Pump Station UpgradeThis project will upgrade the ageing and failing freshwater station at Mogor well on Erub Island. Works will include the supply and installation of new pumps, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, base frames, and the replacement of flow switch and level instrumentation. A new pump shed and safe access track and stairs are also included. When complete, this project will reduce the community’s reliance on expensive, short-term water supply solutions such as desalination plants, and improve the community’s health and wellbeing.$477,500$477,5001.4
3Townsville City CouncilTownsville Airport Industrial Area Water MainThis project will build a new water main to provide a more reliable primary water supply for the Townsville Airport Industrial Area and a proposed residential development in Garbutt. The project is also vital in meeting the airport's current fire fighting level of service and will provide a permanent connection to the newly constructed Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre. This will alleviate current maintenance and repair access issues with existing water supply originating from a main that traverses Australian Defence Force land.$1,150,000$2,300,0006.9
3Western Downs Regional CouncilChinchilla Botanic GardensThis project will establish a botanical garden precinct in Chinchilla to support tourism and active living opportunities. The precinct will include a botanical garden, event space and entertainment area. When complete, the gardens will provide a year-round tourist attraction that supports employment and community wellbeing.$2,850,000$6,021,15118.1
3Whitsunday Regional CouncilAirlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation ProjectThis project will construct new pathways, a section of boardwalk, new park spaces including picnic shelters, barbeques, toilets and a sound shell/sound stage along the foreshore. The project will include improved street and path lighting, bus shelters, and signage. The infrastructure will allow for increased services to be provided to the Airlie Markets and community events.$2,830,000$6,337,02519
3Whitsunday Regional CouncilGreening and Growing Bowen - Recycled Water Network ExpansionThis project will deliver a 5.7km upgrade and expansion of the Bowen Recycled Water Network and include a smart technology water efficient open space management program. It will develop infrastructure to connect water to the Abbott Point State Development Area. Works include upgrading 1.9km of recycled water pipeline and extending the recycled water network by 3.8km west of Mullers Lagoon to the Bowen sportsground. New pumps to the existing Bowen Sewerage Treatment Plant will be included to allow the recycled water scheme to deliver higher rates and reuse a greater percentage of dry weather effluent. The project will improve water efficiency for major water using parks in Bowen, improve amenity and tourism potential, preserve valuable water resources, support economic growth and reduce effluent discharge volumes to the ocean.$2,023,500$4,047,00012.1
3Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilReeves Creek Water Main UpgradeThis project will upgrade the water main carrying source water from Reeves Creek to the water treatment plant on Back Beach Road. Works will include 1800m of suspended heavy duty steel water main, decommissioning and removal of the existing water main, and connection to the current water disinfection treatment and telemetry system. The new water main will allow Reeves Creek to be used as a primary water source for the community, providing better water quality with reduced operating costs. It will also withstand bushfires and other weather events.$210,000$210,5810.6
3Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah CCTV Security ProjectThis project will install CCTV security cameras throughout the community at key locations identified by Council together with Queensland Police Service as crime ‘hotspots’. The aim is to act as a deterrent to criminal and anti-social behaviour and to provide evidence to Police prosecutions if required. They will be located in three main suburbs – the town's residential area, community hub and service providers; Mourigan's residential area and sport and recreation facilities; and Djenghi's residential area. Works will involve the installation of vandal proof cameras using existing infrastructure where possible or on CCTV camera-specific poles where required.$379,780$414,7801.2
2 - SupplementaryBarcoo Shire CouncilJundah General Store and Road HouseThe project will construct a new fit-for-purpose retail, fuel, and café facility that meets the needs of the community and visitors. The new facility will include a commercial kitchen, cold rooms and increased storage, an eating area, and parking. Increased storage capacity will enable a wider variety and volume of goods to be stocked including meats, fresh fruit, vegetables and household items. The project will improve community resilience and access to supplies in flood events.$499,000$1,774,2785.5
2 - SupplementaryBlackall-Tambo Regional CouncilBlackall's Pathway to HealthThe project will construct a 2km asphalt pathway from the camp grounds on the Barcoo River to the Blackall Hospital. The pathway will include eight exercise stations, shade structures, seating and solar bollard lighting, and connects to existing pathways. The pathway will provide access for all modes of pedestrian transport including mobility aides and prams and for cyclists. It will facilitate easy access to health services at Blackall Hospital and provide a circuit for unstructured recreation by cyclists and walkers through a pleasant landscape planted with native shrubs.$440,000$500,0001.6
2 - SupplementaryBoulia Shire CouncilBoulia Sewer Upgrade ProjectThe project will re-line the final 3.8km of ageing sewer main in Boulia, with PVC lining using a heat treated injection moulding process. This will extend the life of this key asset by between 50 and 100 years. The existing sewer main is in poor condition. Boulia Shire Council has already re-lined one quarter of the sewer main using the same approach. The project will ensure the long-term sustainability of this infrastructure, reduce the cost and frequency of repairs, and avoid the need to renew the system and manage the issue of removal and disposal of the existing asbestos concrete sewer main.$500,000$500,0001.6
2 - SupplementaryCherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Historical Precinct RevitalisationThe project will revitalise the Cherbourg Historical Precinct through the restoration of five historical buildings and landscaping to complement and achieve harmony with the environment and the Cherbourg community. The project will restore the structural integrity of the heritage buildings to prevent further damage, improve the amenities (toilet facilities), storerooms and shelving, and upgrade plumbing and electrical wiring. The project will create connectivity, address accessibility barriers, and enhance the safety of the community and visitors to improve the overall cultural experience and deliver financial sustainability for the long term.$497,827$502,8271.6
2 - SupplementaryCherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility - Stage 2The project will continue improvements to the Cherbourg Material Recycling Facility by upgrading existing production line equipment to improve reliability, increase annual product output from one tonne to three tonnes, improve line processing efficiency, safety, and bottom line profitability. The project will install an automatic paper and cardboard sorting machine and bins, over-belt magnet separator, conveyors and protective guards, and will clad the existing shed frame. This project stage builds on the approved BoR Round 2 infrastructure project. The project will enable the establishment of a regular recycling scheme for the Cherbourg Township and 21 neighbouring towns diverting this waste from landfill. The project will also assist the Cherbourg community through the provision of employment opportunities and provide a sustainable income stream for council.$499,000$520,9851.6
2 - SupplementaryCroydon Shire CouncilCroydon Caravan Park Infrastructure ExpansionThe project will increase visitor capacity at the Croydon Caravan Park from approximately 140 people to 220 people by constructing additional powered camp sites, underground power access, water pipeline and water access points, additional family self-contained ensuite cabins, single room ensuite accommodation units and access roads. Existing short-term accommodation capacity in Croydon is restricting tourist visitation and the ability of council to host civic events and community festivals.$487,644$552,5641.7
2 - SupplementaryFlinders Shire CouncilHughenden Landfill UpgradeThe project will construct a 60m by 80m landfill cell at the Hughenden landfill along with internal access for work vehicles and general access for Hughenden and districts community members. The existing landfill cell is currently at 80% capacity and is expected to reach full capacity in 18 months.$375,000$507,4471.6
2 - SupplementaryLockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Fibre Optic ProjectThe project will install a new optic fibre network to replace the existing above ground radio wave system which is unstable and susceptible to failure in severe weather and vermin damage. The network will connect Council Chambers to a number of other council buildings and facilities across the community and will also connect to the newly available NBN. Reliable internet and communications connectivity is essential for Council and other community service providers to effectively deliver services for the community.$477,475$569,8301.8
2 - SupplementaryLongreach Regional CouncilIlfracombe Bore Water Supply ProjectThe project will construct a new bore and associated infrastructure (pump station, cooling towers, water mains) to supplement the water supply to the township of Ilfracombe. The ongoing drought has reduced the availability of surface water and the existing Ilfracombe town bore is in poor condition. The project works will ensure an adequate water supply for the township in times of drought, provide capacity for growth in residential and commercial development, and improve the liveability of the township. The intent is to drill the bore to a depth that would enable a geothermal unit to be constructed in the future.$500,000$619,8961.9
2 - SupplementaryNorthern Peninsula Area Regional CouncilBamaga Industrial Subdivision*

* This project has been withdrawn by council.
The project will provide the necessary infrastructure to support establishment of the first industrial estate in Bamaga. Project works include provision of water services, sewerage reticulation, earthworks, drainage and kerbing, unbound pavements, bituminous surfacing, road furniture, erosion and sediment control, and landscaping. There are currently land use conflicts with commercial industries in Bamaga locating and operating in residential areas, which impacts on the wellbeing and safety of residents. The proposed 9 block industrial estate will separate industrial land uses from residential areas.$500,000$500,0001.6
2 - SupplementaryPormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilPormpuraaw Land and Sea Management BaseThe project will construct an operations base for the Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Management Rangers which will optimise delivery of Ranger programs, data collection, maintenance, and work program management activities. In addition, a dedicated base will enable centralised storage of the Rangers' plant and assets, including marine vessels, within secure premises. The Pormpuraaw Rangers, which includes six full-time Aboriginal Rangers and several trainees, are currently located in temporary office space with equipment stored at several sites around the town. The operations base will include dedicated staff offices and facilities, chemical emergency eyewash and shower facilities, storage space, dedicated workshop space, and a small self-contained bedsit for periodic short-term accommodation (when external support consultants or partners cannot be accommodated in Council's guesthouses).$450,000$450,0001.4
2 - SupplementaryRichmond Shire CouncilRichmond Lakeview Caravan Park RedevelopmentThe project will increase capacity at the Richmond Lakeview Caravan Park by establishing an additional 15 powered caravan sites, 25 unpowered campervan sites, a new entertainment area and a retaining wall. These works are needed to reduce the number of potential visitors turned away due to the lack of vacancies during the peak tourism season. The community's loss of these potential tourism dollars has been estimated at $250,000 each year.$300,000$690,0002.1
2 - SupplementaryTorres Shire CouncilHorn Island World War II Trail RestorationThe project will preserve part of Queensland’s World War Two history by excavating and reconstructing slit trenches and a machine gun nest on Horn Island. Specific works include documenting the site to safeguard any information uncovered, reconstructing the sites to minimise further deterioration, installation of interpretive signage and building paths and a bus turning area to support guided and self-guided tours. This project will help to preserve the historic sites and increase tourism on the island.$191,486$191,4860.6
2 - SupplementaryTorres Shire CouncilWeigh Bridge Facility - Horn Island QuarryThe project will support development of the Horn Island Quarry by installing a weigh bridge facility. This will allow the Torres Shire Council to provide accurate quotes for its quarried materials, as pricing needs to be based on weight due to transport constraints. The weigh bridge will also be used to weigh waste that is deposited at the Horn Island landfill.$279,755$292,5090.9
2 - SupplementaryYarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah Sewage Pump Stations UpgradeThe project will upgrade two sewerage pump stations in Yarrabah. Currently the two pump stations (PS7 and PS8) do not operate adequately often resulting in system failures, which can include manhole overflows close to hospital grounds causing a significant public health risk and a breach of its environmental licensing requirements. The project will improve the integrity and efficiency of Yarrabah’s sewerage system. The improvements will allow for increased future demand (due to new housing) and address community and health professionals' concerns. $473,886$473,8861.5
2 - SupplementaryYarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah Waste Transfer StationThe project will develop Stage 1 of a waste transfer station for the Yarrabah community which involves cleaning and fencing the site, constructing designated areas for waste disposal, installing three skips bins to collect general waste, signage and community education. The site is designated as a transfer station under its EPA licence, but is not set up for this function, so is contravening the licence. The site poses a health risk as domesticated animals can scavenge and circulate disease through the community, vandals ignite the rubbish producing toxic fumes, and there is a risk of environmental damage from runoff from the site going into Kappa Creek. The project will create jobs and reduce Yarrabah’s environmental footprint and volume of solid waste by enabling Council to utilise Cairns Regional Council’s recycling/reuse programs.$195,305$214,8700.7
2Aurukun Shire CouncilAurukun Sewer UpgradeThe project will install two new sewer connections to provide the necessary capacity to support planned development of new housing for residents and contractors and to re-open the Three Rivers Community Centre. The works include a gravity sewer connection for McKenzie Camp (to the east of Tal Tal Street) to the existing sewer pump station and a standard reticulated sewer from Fred Kerindun Drive/John Koowarta Drive to the existing sewer pump station. $500,000$560,0001.7
2Balonne Shire CouncilDirranbandi Kerb and Channel Works - Kirby StreetThe project will replace over 180m of kerb and channelling on the western side of Kirby Street, Dirranbandi, to address defects caused by large trees on the footpath that compromise the efficient channelling of stormwater. Kirby Street is a major street in Dirranbandi which smaller residential streets feed into and which links to the main highway, the school, and hospital. $168,600$281,0000.9
2Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Kerb and Channel Works - Andrew StThe project will install 960m of kerb and channelling in Andrew Street and apply a bitumen seal between the existing road and new kerb and channel. This street currently has no kerb and channelling and is subject to frequent flooding after heavy rainfall. The kerb and channelling will direct stormwater into other nearby stormwater structures to prevent water pooling. $259,200$432,0001.3
2Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Kerb and Channel Works - Murchison StThe project will install kerb and channelling along 400m of Murchison Street (between St George's Terrace and Victoria Street), a stormwater drainage pipe on the southern side, a headwall and rock protection at the discharge site at the Balonne River, and sediment control devices and flood gates in Murchison Street. Murchison Street is a stormwater channel point for a number of nearby streets and improvements to drainage infrastructure will improve the stormwater drainage efficiency of a large sector of St George.$168,000$280,0000.9
2Banana Shire CouncilBiloela CBD Drainage ImprovementsThe project will upgrade Biloela’s stormwater network to improve flood immunity for businesses and houses fronting Kariboe, Callide and Melton Streets within the CBD. $690,000$1,420,0004.4
2Banana Shire CouncilMoura Raw Water Supply UpgradeThe project will construct a new 5.3km raw water trunk pipeline from the Dawson River to the Moura Water Treatment Plant and upgrade the river pump station to increase the capacity, reliability and security of the Moura/Banana Water Supply System. These works are needed to provide an adequate and reliable water supply to existing industry in the area including the resource sector and to enable full development of the region.$1,736,845$3,612,84011.2
2Barcaldine Regional CouncilAramac Aquatic CentreThe project will replace the existing cracked and leaking pool with a new 25m x 6 lane swimming pool. In addition to the new pool, project works will include a water treatment plant and treatment plant building; small kiosk; installation of a children’s splash pad; refurbishment of the amenities block; and landscaping and pool fencing. $987,312$1,999,6236.2
2Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Sports and Community Centre - Stage 2The project will construct Stage 2 of the Bundaberg Region Multi-use Sports and Community Centre including a sports/civic hall of 1500m2, community function rooms, commercial kitchen, café, amenities, and an entry foyer and lobby to the new civic hall. The project will enable the attraction of major sporting competitions, community events, and business conferences into the region. The facility will also serve as the primary functioning evacuation centre, improving emergency management coordination through consolidation of services and improving access to support in times of need.$5,000,000$12,260,00038
2Burdekin Shire CouncilBurdekin Sewerage Switchboard UpgradeThe project will upgrade switchboards at 27 remote sewerage pump stations and two sewerage plants, and connect them to a centrally controlled Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. These works will provide Council with a more cost efficient, effective and integrated network that will meet environmental requirements. The upgrades will occur at 12 pump stations in Ayr, four in Brandon and 10 in Home Hill. $952,000$2,380,0007.4
2Burke Shire CouncilGregory Water Treatment Plant Solar Power ProjectThe project will install a solar power system for the Gregory water treatment plant. This will include 50-kW solar array, 76 kW energy storage system, 6kW battery charger, structural supports for the solar array, replacement of diesel generator with genset and water tanks (2x225kL). The new power system will replace the existing diesel generators, improving the plant’s efficiency and reducing its environmental footprint.$655,720$1,311,4404.1
2Central Highlands Regional CouncilBlack Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will increase the Black Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant’s capacity to 10,000 equivalent people (EP) and enable it to produce Class C disinfected recycled water. The project will upgrade the existing inlet works, construct a new process bioreactor and effluent lift pump station, and install an aerated digester and new electrical instrumentation to support equipment onsite. $5,000,000$23,457,18172.7
2Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Airport Runway UpgradeThe project will resurface and strengthen the runway, taxiway and apron bays at Emerald Airport. These works will extend the serviceable life of the runway and enable the airport to meet aircraft loading and safety requirements.$2,242,489$4,579,51714.2
2Charters Towers Regional CouncilMosman Creek Flood Retention Basins*

* This project has been withdrawn by council
The project will build two flood retention basins on Mosman Creek and its major tributary to reduce flooding and its effects on private residences, businesses, and council infrastructure in Charters Towers. These basins are expected to reduce the rate of flow by up to 70 per cent in one in 10 year flood events. This will reduce impacts on 20 residences on King, Stubley and Jane Streets and businesses on Boundary Street.$325,000$650,0002
2Charters Towers Regional CouncilRunway Lighting - Charters Towers AirportThe project will replace the Above Ground Lighting System for the airport's sealed runway to provide new runway lighting, taxiway lighting, the illuminated wind direction indicator, and apron floodlighting. The runway lighting system is the original system installed following post-war operations at the Charters Towers Airport and has reached the end of its useful life with a potential risk of failure.$394,614$789,2282.4
2Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility UpgradeThe project will upgrade the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility to increase its annual production from 250 tonnes to 1500 tonnes. The project will improve the volume of recyclable material being sorted and compacted in a safe and environmentally friendly way and includes: a new shed to house the waste-processing machinery; installing hoppers for the public to deposit recyclable waste; new feed conveyors and work platforms and electricity supply; and constructing a cement apron along the front of the sheds.$499,000$499,0001.5
2Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Stormwater Drainage Upgrade - Stage 2The project is Stage 2 of the Cloncurry Eastern Township Stormwater Management Project and involves the upgrade of approximately 400m of stormwater drainage channel and construction of two multi-cell road culverts at Palmer Street and Railway Street. Works include drill seeding the drain base, earthworks, and landscaping drain batters.$500,000$1,050,0003.3
2Etheridge Shire CouncilForsayth Water Treatment PlantThe project will upgrade the water treatment plant to meet water quality criteria and the population growth needs for the township of Forsayth in Etheridge Shire. The elevated levels of manganese in the raw water supply have exceeded Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, and the situation has worsened over recent years, with high turbidity levels, outbreaks of blue-green algae and high organic suspended solids.$500,000$625,0001.9
2Flinders Shire CouncilHughenden Aerodrome Security FenceThe project will improve security at Hughenden Aerodrome, demolishing existing barriers and constructing 5.9 km of CASA-compliant 1800mm high chain link security fence around the aerodrome. The fence will also prevent large animals from being able to access the runway, enabling 24-hour operation of the aerodrome and freeing council staff from having to clear animals from the runway and surrounds prior to a plane landing or taking off.$200,600$401,2001.2
2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilHoward Sewerage ProjectThis project will construct a new pond sewage treatment plant and associated infrastructure to service an expanded commercial area and development of an approved over 50s / aged care facility. This system will complement the existing wastewater treatment system which is currently operating at full capacity.$3,364,500$6,729,00020.9
2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilMaryborough Portside Cultural Precinct - Stage 3The project will revitalise Maryborough’s historic Portside precinct as a creative hub by linking heritage sites and collections into a unique, integrated cultural tourism experience. It includes the restoration and fitout of 311 and 331 Kent Street; adaptive reuse fitout and interpretive displays at the corner of Richmond and Wharf streets; interactive interpretive display and tour assets to support new cultural tourism experiences including guided tours and sound and light experiences; and interpretive public art. The project aims to establish Maryborough as a recognised destination for cultural creativity, innovation and learning.$395,000$790,0002.4
2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilNikenbah Water and Sewerage InfrastructureThis project will provide trunk infrastructure to service the Nikenbah Emerging Community Local Plan Area. These works include installation of a water main and trunk rising sewer main, wet well and sewer pump station to service an initial 150 residential and 222 RV-friendly lots, as well as internal water and sewerage reticulation to proposed commercial and education facilities and the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct site. The project will provide the necessary infrastructure for development to commence.$1,404,010$3,100,0009.6
2Gladstone Regional CouncilGladstone A01 Sewer Upgrade - Chapple StreetThe project will upgrade the 45 year old A01 sewage pump station to improve pumping capacity and renew the condition of the facility to extend its life for another 45 years. The pumping station currently struggles to keep up with dry weather flows and poses an environmental liability with wet weather flows. To satisfy environmental standards, the project will also include an offsite emergency storage facility, odour control measures, and will raise critical assets above flood levels.$2,000,000$6,406,00019.9
2Gladstone Regional CouncilKirkwood Reservoir - GladstoneThe project will deliver a new 11 ML reservoir to meet the current and future water supply demands of the fast-growing area of Kirkwood, as well as supplementary water storage and greater fire-fighting capacity for the Gladstone area. The project will include earthworks, construction of the reservoir, inlet and outlet pipework, and access roads.$1,500,000$3,600,00011.2
2Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilHinchinbrook Shared Footpath ProjectThe project will provide a 2.5m-wide approximately 3km-long fibre-reinforced concrete shared footpath. The project will provide accessibility and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and Ingham’s ageing community, particularly those using mobility scooters.$640,000$1,600,0005
2Isaac Regional CouncilMoranbah Reservoir and Associated WorksThe project will build a new 15 ML ground level reservoir for water storage at the Moranbah Water Treatment Plant. It will provide a new supply main to integrate this with the existing reticulation system. Additionally a 970m gravity diversion intake pipeline will be constructed from the raw water sources to provide buffering in the 400ML storage dam. These works will increase the plant’s current one day water storage capacity to two-three days. This will address critical pressure issues that currently limit firefighting capacity in parts of Moranbah and ensure the plant complies with relevant Queensland Government guidelines.$5,295,150$10,590,30032.8
2Livingstone Shire CouncilEmu Park Village and Foreshore RevitalisationThe project will undertake works to provide drawcard tourism facilities for residents and visitors, and amenity and facility improvements including better pedestrian connectivity and road network functionality. The project will provide place-making urban design improvements to transform Kerr, Kele and Peace Parks into safe pedestrian friendly zones, and providing linkages between recreational and retail zones within Emu Park. The project follows on from $2.5 million in works already completed/under construction.$1,800,000$4,500,00014
2Livingstone Shire CouncilYeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will convert the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant to a Membrane Bio Reactor Plant to cater for future growth. The plant's treatment capacity will be increased from the current 21,000 equivalent persons (EP) to 31,000EP. The existing Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant is expected to reach capacity in 2017. $5,000,000$14,625,00045.3
2Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Showgrounds RedevelopmentThe project will construct a new indoor equestrian precinct with arena, stables, spectator seating, and multi-use rooms and the construction of three new commercial kitchens to allow for large community and private events. The project also includes construction of new grandstand seating with storage and rental space underneath. An existing 450mm water main that runs the length of the project site will be relocated. The equestrian precinct will be a multi-use facility and support a wide variety of horse sports for the region accommodating up to 240 horses, and a prospective venue for dog, car, boat and cattle shows. $2,307,467$4,614,93414.3
2Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Fitness CentreThe project will upgrade the existing sport and recreation hall to provide improved facilities that will support the delivery of structured fitness related activities. Works will include an electrical upgrade of the hall to provide suitable lighting and fans, and a 120m2 (15m x 8m) extension of the hall to provide new gym and fitness facilities. $496,100$496,1001.5
2Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Airport Runway UpgradeThe project will upgrade Roma Airport’s runway to cater for more than 40 flights a week. The project will overlay the entire 30m width of the runway with new asphalt and undertake all line marking and runway shoulder works. Under CASA regulations, the current runway can only accommodate approximately 16 flights each week, which falls short of demand from regular public transport, commercial and private aircraft operations and aero-medical and other emergency services.$2,000,000$5,283,94816.4
2Mareeba Shire CouncilTate River Crossing UpgradeThe project will construct a new 252m long, 4.5 m wide causeway on the Bolwarra Road Tate River Crossing 1.6m above the existing slab. The project will help build flood resilience for cattle properties, their employees and contractors, allowing cattle to be sold to market at their prime weight. The agribusiness community will also have access to food, fuel and mail, as well as access to emergency services, which can be cut off for up to three months a year.$336,000$960,0003
2Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Shire Council Service Station UpgradeThe project will upgrade the Council's service station and mechanical workshop. The project will replace electrical wiring; install a fuel drainage system and new fuel pumps; undertake a total rebuild of the front delivery area to install a 'store-like' retail area; and security camera installation.$400,000$400,0001.2
2Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Shire Fuel Facility UpgradeThe project will install new maritime fuel storage and delivery systems to meet relevant safety and environmental standards. This fuelling facility is the only marine fuel station in the archipelago and allows operation of the barge bringing food, materials and supplies from the mainland.$500,000$816,0002.5
2Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa Civic Centre and Library UpgradeThe project will replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Library and Civic Centre ensure that the Civic Complex can be appropriately temperature controlled each day of the year. The project will also replace all auxiliary systems, including ducting and exhaust fans, supply fans and associated wiring; and install a new ducted system to the currently unused upper floor.$1,084,527$2,410,0617.5
2Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Industrial Precinct - Stage 1The project will provide infrastructure to create new industrial capacity for Charleville to meet demand from planned construction and proposed projects in the region. Works include engineering survey and subdivision of land, clearing, formation and establishment of the site, sealing road access to site, storm water drainage and service connections (water, electricity and data).$500,000$545,3001.7
2Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Levee Bank Erosion RemediationThe project will fix critical erosion of the levee bank, which threatens to compromise the integrity of the bank in several locations, strengthening the levee against predicted La Nina flood events likely from late 2016. The project includes re-grading of sections of the bank, filling of cracks and sinkholes, removing compromised material and replacing as necessary, and stabilising the bank with grass growth.$500,000$600,0001.9
2Napranum Aboriginal Shire CouncilOutdoor Extension to the Napranum PCYC BuildingThe project will provide a secure fenced leisure and recreational space for Napranum youth. Facilities will include landscaping, paving, fencing, garden beds and shade sails adjacent to the existing PCYC structure.$225,212$270,2550.8
2North Burnett Regional CouncilDeep Creek Bridge ReplacementThe project will replace the single-lane Deep Creek Bridge with a new two-lane concrete deck unit, designed to accommodate heavy vehicle loading to the current Australian loading standards. This will open up this access to heavier vehicles, and result in an increase in transport productivity. It will also improve access to market for the citrus industry, improve road user safety and improve flood resilience. Road realignments and regrading will be incorporated into the overall design to comply with line of sight distance requirements for an 80km/hr posted speed.$2,200,000$4,400,00013.6
2Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Sports Precinct - Essential ServicesThe project will survey, repair and replace water supply, sewerage and power connections to the Palm Island sporting precinct's facilities, including ablution block, public space and field lighting. Ablution block fitout is also included. Improved security will be installed to protect facilities and service infrastructure from vandalism.$410,993$410,9931.3
2Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilPormpuraaw Water Upgrades ProjectThe project will address a range of community health and amenity issues affecting the Pormpuraaw potable water supply. Leaking and inadequate mains pipelines are to be replaced, supply bores treated and protected against contamination, protect pumps from heavy rain, and a new pipeline installed to provide supply to an area of cultural significance.$342,510$342,5101.1
2Richmond Shire CouncilWater Reticulation and Drainage for Industrial Estate - RichmondThe project will provide reticulated water and stormwater drainage for a proposed 33-lot industrial estate subdivision to be developed by the Council. Works involve trenching and installation of drainage, pressurised water and hydrant systems.$500,000$650,0002
2Rockhampton Regional CouncilFirst Turkey Mountain Bike ReserveThe project will construct mountain bike trails, a composting toilet, outdoor learning centre, bike competition event staging area, a causeway across Moores Creek for emergency services access, and signage. This will deliver the remaining elements of the First Turkey Mountain Bike Trails, the only state competition quality mountain bike facility in Central Queensland.$250,000$500,0001.6
2Rockhampton Regional CouncilRockhampton CBD Smart Technologies and Working HubThe project will leverage rollout of the National Broadband Network in the region to provide a smart working hub to grow the digital economy; Wi-Fi 'mesh' to provide free Internet access in the CBD/riverfront; smart poles with motion sensors, CCTV and LED lighting to reduce crime; smart parking sensors to connect drivers with parking information, and digital signage to provide a modern platform for disaster, civic, tourism and event messaging. The project will enable Rockhampton to embrace the digital economy to promote investment and provide a safe, festive environment to attract people to the riverbank and CBD day and night.$2,270,000$4,548,00014.1
2Tablelands Regional CouncilHerberton Water Supply UpgradeThe project will construct a new 2ML reservoir at the northern end of Mowbray Road to provide more capacity to store water from the Wild River Dam and more effective delivery of water to Herberton’s reticulation network. A new trunk water main will transport water from the Dam to the new reservoir and reticulation network. New pipelines will upgrade the existing aged network. The existing chlorination dosing stations will be relocated to treat water exiting the reservoir prior to entering the distribution network. Council will also implement a new pre filtration and UV disinfection system.$2,380,850$5,197,50016.1
2Toowoomba Regional CouncilPittsworth Industrial Precinct Enabling ProjectThe project will provide new and upgraded road and sewerage infrastructure to service the Pittsworth Industrial Precinct (PIP). The works will include: 1) upgrading 2.4km of Gap Road from the Gore Highway to Helens Street to a standard that will carry PBS Level 3 multi-combination vehicles; 2) constructing a left-turn lane and longer right-turn lane to Gap Road from the Warrego Highway; and 3) construction of a sewerage network to service the existing industrial precinct and an additional 28 hectares of land being rezoned to industrial.$4,865,541$9,770,00030.3
2Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Enterprise Hub Stimulus ProjectThe project will construct a vital integrated transport, stormwater management and utilities corridor to service the northern precinct of the Toowoomba Trade Gateway. This includes: construction of approximately 5.3km of trunk water main; upgrade to 1.7km of Nass Road; construction of the principal wall for the detention basin for the Charlton North Stormwater Catchment as part of the embankment of Nass Road; and an extension of approximately 1.4km of the utilities network.$4,532,676$9,950,00030.8
2Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Railway Goods Shed RepairThe project will repair and refurbish the 120-year-old Toowoomba Railway Goods Shed, a site of significant heritage value, to provide a focal point for the community with food and beverage outlets, a place for markets, functions and events, and cultural activities such as artists in residence. The project has five deliverables: 1) refurbished goods shed, 2) landscaping, 3) main vehicles entry, 4) new water/fire mains, 5) vegetation clearing in Gowrie Creek. $5,000,000$10,000,00031
2Townsville City CouncilTownsville Southern Suburbs Sewerage MainThe project will construct an 11.15km rising main pipeline through the suburbs of Annandale and Idalia to the Cleveland Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant. The project will alleviate increasing pressure on Townsville’s southern sewerage network and ensure its operation for the next 30 years, and provide new capacity for growth in residential development, the Lavarack Barracks, Townsville Hospital and James Cook University.$5,000,000$24,289,05075.3
2Weipa Town AuthorityCritical Sewer Upgrades - WeipaThe project will reline approximately 2.1km of sewer mains, which are in, at best, average to below-average condition. These works will continue the current program to repair and reline sewer lines based on condition assessments undertaken in 2004 and 2007.$264,500$529,0001.6
2Weipa Town AuthorityRocky Point Fireflow UpgradesThe project will upgrade existing water mains, install new trunk mains, remove existing dead ends, and install rider mains. These works will increase water pressure and fire flow rates, which will improve community safety by making it easier to fight fires.$370,250$740,5002.3
2Whitsunday Regional CouncilRevitalisation of the Collinsville ShowgroundThe project will continue the revitalisation of the Collinsville Showgrounds by: upgrading the showground's ‘RV Friendly Park’ area including developing a 2000m2 hardstand area and upgrading site services; and installing new fencing around the main area.$254,000$508,0001.6
1Balonne Shire CouncilEffective Effluent Reuse Project - St GeorgeThis project seeks to re-use the treated sewage effluent water from the township of St George for irrigation of Lucerne crops. The project will include building works to establish the system, installation of the irrigation system, upgrade of the dam and establishment of the crop.$467,038$489,0381.5
1Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Airport Infrastructure UpgradeThe project at St George Airport is to install sub-surface drainage, repaint all line markings, upgrade runway lights and reseal the General Aviation Apron. The Airport provides a twice weekly passenger transport service for St George and surrounds and is also used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Angel Flight and General Aviation.$170,000$170,0000.5
1Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilTambo Sawmill Infrastructure UpgradeThe project is to re-commission the Tambo sawmill and undertake significant upgrades and overhaul to machinery and equipment to enable commercial operations to re-commence. The Blackall-Tambo Regional Council purchased the mill in 2014 with a view to re-open the mill to stimulate employment and industry in this regional area.$262,250$487,2501.5
1Boulia Shire CouncilBoulia Reservoir UpgradeThe project is to address deficiencies of drinking water for Boulia and Urandangie and includes the replacement of the Boulia Reservoir roof. The new roof design ensures safety of the water supply from potential contaminates such as bird droppings, insect and rodent infiltration.$479,680$479,6801.4
1Boulia Shire CouncilDonohue Highway Emergency Landing StripThe project is to widen Donohue Highway and to seal 2km to provide an emergency landing strip and overtaking lane. The proposed section of highway is from chainage 223 to 225km and will be widened to 10m. The current road is a gravel road surface in poor condition.$454,372$908,7452.7
1Bulloo Shire CouncilThargomindah Airport TerminalThe current Thargomindah Airport building is in disrepair and facilities are sub-standard meaning an upgrade is not possible and a new terminal is required. The current terminal has inadequate space and many commuters have to wait outside sometimes in extreme weather conditions. A new terminal will deliver an improved and welcoming gateway to Thargomindah for commuters and will incorporate necessary security requirements while providing better passenger and disabled facilities as well as an aircrew restroom.$492,407$492,4071.5
1Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Region Multi-use Sports and Community CentreThe project is for the development of the Bundaberg Region multi-use sports and community centre. It will include a three court sports hall, gymnastics hall, weight and cardio exercise area and group fitness area. It will also incorporate community meeting rooms, kitchen and canteen facilities. Bundaberg Regional Council has secured a partnership with PCYC to manage the daily operations of the complex. This project will provide enormous benefit to a broad range of stakeholders including increased economic opportunities through business and investment, increased employment and a purpose built facility for community organisations.$5,000,000$14,500,00043.5
1Bundaberg Regional CouncilStage 1A Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant will provide infrastructure to unlock sustainable development, create jobs and facilitate private investment in residential, commercial and industrial development. Bundaberg Regional Council has purchased a greenfield site and obtained development and environmental approval and constructed 8km of a sewerage pipeline. The project will also replace two existing flood-prone wastewater treatment plants when completed. Bundaberg and Coral Coast is a lifestyle destination with strong growth prospects however lack of wastewater infrastructure is a critical constraint.$5,000,000$62,050,000186.2
1Burke Shire CouncilDoomadgee to Burketown Optical Fibre Link ProjectThe project is to install 90.6 km of Fibre Optic cable to provide high-speed (ADSL 2+) broadband internet, 4G mobile phone services and a Wi-Fi hotspot, significantly improving telecommunications access for Burketown. Burketown is currently reliant on an aging and overburdened radio network for all mobile and internet access. This project will have far-reaching benefits for local government operations, businesses, health and education services, and emergency management, as well as providing greater connectivity, safety and improved lifestyle for the region's residents and visitors. Total cost of the project is $3,897,775 with Burke Shire Council providing $1,948,887.50 and seeking the remaining $1,948,887.50 from BOR. Telstra Corporation is providing in-kind support of $370,000 through the provision of additional works to upgrade the Burketown telecommunications exchange, upgrade the mobile tower (4G enabled) and installation of Wi-Fi infrastructure.$1,948,888$3,897,77511.7
1Cairns Regional CouncilCollins Avenue Bridge RenewalThe Collins Avenue Bridge Renewal project is to replace an ageing structure and to improve flood mitigation of the waterway. The new structure will result in a 2 Span Concrete Bridge capable of supporting the competing needs of a highly trafficked road and an important pedestrian/cyclist route. The new structure will meet the needs of the Heavy Transport Industry, whilst reducing obstructions within the Saltwater Creek system, resulting in Environmental Improvements and gains in Flood Management. It is a critical component of the Edge Hill, Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Airport connection.$1,500,000$3,100,0009.3
1Carpentaria Shire CouncilExpansion of the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, KarumbaThe project is to redevelop and expand the existing Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre (LWBDC) into a substantial regional tourist and community facility. It will comprise an Interpretive Centre exploring the life cycle of the barramundi, ponds for the hatchlings and a fishing experience for visitors, a souvenir and merchandise shop, restaurant and conference centre. This project will provide employment for up to 26 people which will substantively replace the job losses expected through the closure of MMG port operations at the end of 2015. The Centre will provide a regional boost to the local tourism industry and provide a benefit for the community through the provision of meeting and recreational space.$4,894,943$9,789,88629.4
1Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilMission Beach Aquatic FacilityThe Mission Beach Aquatic project will provide the Cassowary coast region with a water based community asset that not only performs as a sporting and recreational facility, but a social gathering precinct and tourist facilities. It includes a 25m lap pool, a rainforest themed leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an administration amenity and catering facilities. The facility will provide safe swimming options during the hot tropical summer when marine stingers prevent ocean swimming.$3,490,000$7,391,27422.2
1Central Highlands Regional CouncilCarnarvon Gorge Road UpgradeCarnarvon Gorge Road is the main access road to the Carnarvon Gorge tourist attraction and is in poor condition and in need of an upgrade. The project includes sealing of the last 15 km of road, drainage, minor alignment upgrades, pavements and guidance systems and flood mitigation works. The Gorge is identified as a major tourist attraction with visitation numbers of 65,000 a year and is an economic driver for the region.$4,250,000$8,500,00025.5
1Charters Towers Regional CouncilEffluent Reuse Upgrades - Charters Towers*

* This project has been withdrawn by council
The project is to increase the capabilities of the Charters Towers Sewerage Treatment Plant to improve the quality of the effluent reuse. It will include installation of an online chlorine analyser and flow paced chlorine re-dosing system, located adjacent to the existing pump station. The current effluent network is at capacity, therefore the proposal also includes an increase in effluent reuse opportunities within Charters Towers, with an installation of a new pump station and rising main to expand the effluent network. The Charters Towers Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) currently treats approximately 3ML/day of sewage.$837,590$1,675,1805
1Cloncurry Shire CouncilMajor Infrastructure Upgrade of the Cloncurry SaleyardsThe project is to upgrade facilities at the Cloncurry Saleyards, which is the second largest cattle-handling facility in Queensland. Components of the project will focus on the dipping, clearing and spelling facilities for livestock in transit bound for domestic and international markets, as well as environmental, biosecurity, and health and safety compliance measures. The upgrade will ensure the Saleyards remain operational and economically viable.$1,000,000$2,283,0006.8
1Cook Shire CouncilCooktown Airport Aviation ParkThe Cooktown Airport Aviation Park project is to develop an Industrial estate at the Cooktown airport. Principal activities will be aviation related, including aircraft engine, airframe, instrument and cabin maintenance, signage and spray painting, general aviation arrivals and departures and training. Building our Regions funding will contribute to construction of a new taxiway to service the lots.$500,000$990,0003
1Diamantina Shire CouncilBirdsville Caravan Park RedevelopmentThe Birdsville caravan park is ageing and the park needs to be able to provide modern new facilitates for the thousands of people who use the facilities each year. The project will deliver four new amenities blocks, four new self contained cabins, a camp kitchen, and an upgrade to the underground power including delivering power to new camp sites. The Caravan Park is the single largest provider of short and long term affordable traveller accommodation in the town of Birdsville.$500,000$1,500,0004.5
1Douglas Shire CouncilEnabling Aged Care in Mossman Far North QueenslandThe Mossman Aged Care Facilities project comprises land provision by council and enabling infrastructure support for the delivery of aged care facilities. Specifically the enabling infrastructure and operational works include the development of Council’s adjacent road network, sewerage and drainage, headworks and sub-station external to the aged care building. The project is in a partnership with the Salvation Army and the Mossman District Nursing Home committee.$544,150$1,150,3003.5
1Douglas Shire CouncilPort Douglas Water Supply Reservoir Port Douglas Water supply has a number of issues relating to the water supply system including low water pressure, insufficient water storage, and deterioration of the pipes in the trunk and distribution systems. The project is to design and build a new, larger and higher placed 20ML reservoir above the 53m elevation contour AHD, dedicated inlet and outlet mains of approximately 2.5km and an access road of approximately 0.6km.$5,000,000$13,490,53840.5
1Etheridge Shire CouncilNew Water Reservoir - GeorgetownThe project will see the construction of a 3.0mL Reservoir plus the ancillary components that will ensure that the reservoir will be connected to the Water Treatment Plant and then to the town's reticulated system. This project will provide the Etheridge Shire Council with an adequate water storage facility that first meets the legislative requirements, and secondly it will meet the demands of modest future growth within the township from potential irrigation projects such as (IFED and GRAP) plus other unrelated projects such as Wind & Hydro Projects.$500,000$514,0001.5
1Gladstone Regional CouncilMiriam Vale Water Treatment Plant UpgradeMiriam Vale water is sourced from ground and surface supplies and the current treatment plant is operating at sub-optimal standards particularly with issues regarding the treatment of the water. The project will include a new water treatment plant which will incorporate processes to capture and remove toxins associated with blue green algae and other aesthetic issues. This will ensure the Miriam Vale community has access to safe and reliable drinking water. $1,590,484$3,439,98910.3
1Gympie Regional CouncilSmithfield Street Revitalisation ProjectThe Smithfield Street Revitalisation Project represents a key stage of an ongoing Council initiative aimed at securing the future sustainability of Gympie’s Town Centre as an attractive and desirable place to live, work, recreate and visit. The project will deliver cost-effective streetscape improvements by the introduction of new street furniture, pedestrian crossing points, significant street tree planting and landscaping, streetscape lighting, public art, and widened pedestrian pavement areas to encourage alfresco dining and encourage an 'eat street' atmosphere.$1,320,000$2,640,0007.9
1Isaac Regional CouncilMoranbah Resource Recovery Centre Replacement ProjectThe project is to replace the existing Phase 1 landfill at the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre through the development of a new landfill. There will be a continuation of existing operations and it is expected that the transition will result in improved efficiency in both waste reception and landfill operations. This project is critical in ensuring Moranbah can meet the provision of waste infrastructure to serve the regional community, mining sector and supporting industries. $3,580,000$7,160,00021.5
1Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilMechanical Workshop Upgrade - KowanyamaThe project is to replace the roof of the Mechanical workshop and undertake electrical upgrades. The roof of the workshop has deteriorated over the years and has caused water damage to equipment due to a leaking roof. Both light and heavy equipment used for roadworks in the community are maintained and serviced at the workshop. Some electrical fires have already occurred believed to have been as a result of water leaking into the building and there is now a concern that the workshop is not safe. $100,560$110,5600.3
1Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Water ParkThis project aims to design and construct a water park and associated infrastructure including a concrete splashpad with soft-fall cover, spray features, and a tipping bucket (funding permitting). Design, site options and final costings are still being investigated. The project would provide the local community a range of recreation opportunities. Entry to the water park would be linked to school attendance, thereby incentivising attendance.$400,000$500,0001.5
1Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Regional Sewage Pump Station Resilience UpgradesThis project will deliver critical upgrades to identified sewage pump stations (SPS) at 40 different sites across the Mackay Region. The upgrades will significantly improve the resilience and reliability of the SPS and improve access to the sites during emergency events. The works will involve upgrades to switchboards (four of which will be uplifted to ensure an acceptable level of flood immunity), vent poles, accesses and wet well rehabilitations as well as installation of sensor devices for smart sewer monitoring. The switchboard upgrades will also include the installation of quick plugs to enable the use of generators in times of power failure, increasing the resilience of the SPS to be able to operate during emergency events.$2,249,902$4,554,33813.7
1Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Flood Mitigation Project - Stage 2This project is the next stage of the Roma Flood Mitigation Project for additional flood mitigation measures to provide a greater resilience against future flood events for the Roma Community. The additional flood mitigation measures include levees, diversion channels and dam expansion. Extensive flood modelling work demonstrates that a combination of measures provides the most effective and best value-for-money flood mitigation solution for the Roma community. $3,090,000$8,320,00025
1Mareeba Shire CouncilKuranda Suburban Water Security ProjectThis project will deliver drinking-water security and provide critical water-holding capacity in Kuranda by constructing an additional 500-kilolitre reservoir at Mason Road and replacing the existing 350-kilolitre reservoir on Warril Drive with a new 500-kilolitre reservoir. This will immediately ease the burden on the booster pumps and provide additional storage for firefighting, emergencies and anticipated population growth.$650,000$1,300,0003.9
1Mareeba Shire CouncilMareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Treatment Plant WorksThis project is to complete the next stage of the Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, providing new biological nutrient removal treatment works and sludge management infrastructure. This project will ensure a sustainable wastewater treatment system that provides for current and future populations whilst providing environmental benefits for the receiving waters of Two Mile Creek (a tributary of the Mitchell catchment). $1,500,000$15,000,00045
1McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Membrane Bioreactor Sewage Treatment UpgradeThe Membrane Bioreactor Package Sewerage Treatment Plant will enable the resolution of the failure, non-compliance and environmental issues currently experienced by the existing sewerage treatment plant (STP). The ongoing failure of the existing STP results in releases that are non compliant with environmental licence conditions, and has in the past resulted in Council being issued with costly infringement notices. $275,000$550,0001.7
1Murweh Shire CouncilEstablishment of New Town Bore to Secure Water Supply - CharlevilleThe project will construct a new water bore to depth of approximately 800m and a capacity of 200 residences, businesses and lots. The location is across the river from Charleville and within proximity to the existing network of supply pipes. The project will concentrate on securing the supply of water to residents living outside the protection of the Charleville's levy bank and prone to severe flooding events and isolation.$485,000$495,0001.5
1Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Sewerage System UpgradeComplementing previous projects, the Cunnamulla Sewer Upgrade will modernise Cunnamulla’s sewerage reticulation and sewage treatment and increase capacity for future flows as the town develops. The project includes: A. Construction of 9m x 10m sludge drying beds at Cunnamulla Sewage Treatment Plant including access for machinery and accumulation/recirculation of leachate; B. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 3: 6.2m deep x 2.2m dia, at Stockyard St, Cunnamulla. C. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 4: 7.5m deep x 2.2m dia, at Murray St, Cunnamulla. D. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 5: 7.2m deep x 2.2m dia, at Bowra St, Cunnamulla. The sewer pumpstation upgrades include concrete repairs, protective coatings, new internal pipework, fittings and pumps. New Work Health and Safety compliant pumpstation lids and covers, switchboards and pump controllers will also be installed. Construction will be by specialist contractors, with Council staff involved in ancillary, earthworks and supervision components."$330,509$490,5091.5
1Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Watermain UpgradeThe project is to modernise Cunnamulla’s watermain network and ensure ongoing capacity for the town and to replace the existing asbestos cement and cast iron pipes. The project includes approximately 1,840m of new watermain which will improve pressure and flow in the town, and will involve trenching in road and footpaths, installation of pipes, fire hydrants and valves, backfilling and reinstatement of roads and footpaths and connection to existing reticulation. The project also includes installation of markers and new property services, including road crossings. The improvements will also enhance fire-fighting capabilities and provide for future development and consumption for the town.$478,660$568,6601.7
1Quilpie Shire CouncilBulloo Park Redevelopment Stage 1Bulloo Park is the primary sporting and event facility in Quilpie and services a large and diverse range of users. The project entails the development of a contemporary and efficient function facility including toilets and a large undercover area for the primary sporting and community complex in Quilpie Shire. The project will ensure that the facilities at Bulloo Park are kept operational and functional and will improve the aesthetic appeal to attract participation and hiring of the facilities. Bulloo Park is also one of two venues identified as Quilpie Evacuation Centre locations as flooding and bushfires pose major risks to the town.$500,000$1,300,0003.9
1Rockhampton Regional CouncilMount Morgan Sewerage Extension ProjectThis project is the second stage of a larger proposed sewer strategy for Mount Morgan which will ultimately see reticulated sewerage services to approximately 450 properties. The second stage (the subject of this application) will provide sewer connections to 136 properties north of the Dee River. The existing sewer network will be expanded to allow for the required number of connection points to the various properties, and includes the construction of Railway Parade sewage pumping station and associated rising main, in addition to approximately 3.25 km of gravity sewer mains.$1,000,000$2,000,0006
1Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBromelton State Development Area Stage 1 Trunk WatermainThe project is to supply and install a 6.1 km Trunk Water main connecting the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the Bromelton Structure Plan Area (BSPA). This will enable the provision of reticulated water supply to Stage 1 of the Bromelton State Development Area. Without a connection to reticulated water supply, no further development of the BSPA can occur. This critical community infrastructure is therefore a catalyst for the significant economic growth and employment opportunities that the BSDA offers the Scenic Rim Region. $3,287,875$6,575,75019.7
1Tablelands Regional CouncilRavenshoe Wastewater Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will deliver the upgrade of the Ravenshoe Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP). An upgrade is required because the current STP is approximately 50 years old and is exceeding its design life. The project will increase the quantity of sewerage able to be received and improve the effluent quality discharged to the Milstream river, which is the water supply for the residents of Millstream North and South 10km downstream. $2,500,000$5,000,00015
1Toowoomba Regional CouncilSteger Road Infrastructure Enabling Project - Toowoomba Enterprise HubThis project will construct an asphalt-surfaced, two-lane road, with provision to accommodate trunk public utility plant and other utility service infrastructure. The project will provide a link for road transport and trunk utility between a planned multi-nodal inland port and the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub (TEH). The TEH is one of Queensland's largest industrial zones. This project and the planned inland port will develop and service the growing industrial demands of the agriculture and resources sector and play a major role in growing Southern Queensland's regional economies.$2,889,850$6,779,70020.3
1Weipa Town AuthorityEvans Landing Boat Ramp Car Park - Stage 2This project will complete Stage Two - Evans Landing Public Boat Ramp additional features, which will construct: a concrete pad and de-rigging bays; additional lighting; amenities building; water bubblers; full kerbing; security fencing; bin bay (including concrete slab); shaded picnic facilities; and landscaping. The project will add to the functionality and amenity of the boat launching facility of the basic boat ramp car park, boat ramp and pontoon (which is due to be completed by the end of 2015).$281,511$573,5211.7
1Weipa Town AuthorityWeipa Water and Sewerage UpgradesFunding is sought to undertake various water and sewerage infrastructure projects. The four separate project components are: (1) upgrade to sewerage pump stations A and E stations which are currently outdated and not compliant; (2) Lorim Point/Evans Landing Water Disinfection - water is sourced from a bore and not currently disinfected; (3) Rocky Point fire mains upgrades to meet fire flow requirements; and (4) replacement and repair to various sewer infrastructure servicing Rocky Point and Trunding.$1,548,241$3,096,4829.3
1Western Downs Regional CouncilChinchilla Potable Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Stage 1The project will upgrade the existing raw water pump station, construct a new Potable Water Treatment Plant (PWTP) and a new 3.5 ML Potable Water Reservoir and High Service Pumping Station. The current PWTP capacity does not meet demand, and due to its age is utilising outdated technology and will no longer be operational within four years. In addition to servicing the community, the project will seek to value-add a current waste-product (water) of the coal seam gas industry into an economic opportunity. $5,000,000$21,500,00064.5
1Winton Shire CouncilWinton Shire Geothermal Power GenerationWinton Shire Council plans to build a geothermal power generation system which includes constructing two 150 kW generation plants, with a combined capacity able to service most of the peak load power demanded from Council's assets on the Shire's 4.4 km private network. This project is expected to offset expected increases in Council's power charges, ensure reliable power supply and provide an opportunity for Council to raise revenue by selling any excess power.$500,000$3,086,5009.3

* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by capital works).

Last updated: 17 Aug 2022