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Royalties for the Regions

The Royalties for the Regions program ran over four years from 2012–13 to 2015–16 and provided support for infrastructure projects that addressed identified local needs. The program has now closed, however work continues on delivering projects funded under the program.

The Queensland Government continues to support regional communities by replacing the Royalties for the Regions program with a regional infrastructure funding program called Building our Regions.

Four focused infrastructure initiatives make up the $445 million Building our Regions program:

  • Regional Capital Fund
  • Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
  • Remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Fund
  • Transport and Infrastructure Development Scheme.

Read more about the Building our Regions program.

View the details of projects funded under Royalties for the Regions in the table below.

Royalties for the Regions projects

Project Council/applicant R4R funding at approval Total Project Cost at Approval
Airport Terminal upgradeDoomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council$​332,500$​337,500
Alpha Community HubBarcaldine Regional Council$​10,000,000$​16,000,000
Alpha-Tambo Road UpgradeBlackall-Tambo Regional Council$​1,200,000$​1,400,000
Arcadia Valley Road UpgradeCentral Highlands Regional Council$​8,000,000$​11,792,000
Avenue Road RehabilitationWestern Downs Regional Council$​1,150,000$​1,844,000
Banana Reservoir and Town Pump and Valentine Plains Road Flood Mitigation WorksBanana Shire Council$​1,700,000$​2,501,250
Baralaba Water Treatment and Water Supply Infrastructure UpgradeBanana Shire Council$​4,500,000$​6,624,402
Barcaldine Early Childhood Education and Care CentreBarcaldine Regional Council$​850,000$​1,600,000
Bartholdt Drive Evacuation RouteBundaberg Regional Council$​1,050,000$​1,400,000
Bears Lagoon Road, MouraBanana Shire Council$​275,260$​500,000
Beelbee Road SealingWestern Downs Regional Council$​312,000$​523,586
Bennetts School Road SealingWestern Downs Regional Council$​770,000$​1,371,967
Birdsville Airport ResealingDiamantina Shire Council$​432,500$​865,000
Bitumen Surfacing of Barge Landing to Airport Road - AurukunAurukun Shire Council$​378,720$​624,720
Blackall Airport Lighting ProjectBlackall-Tambo Regional Council$​121,415$​365,000
Blackall Airport Re-fuelling StationBlackall-Tambo Regional Council$​374,210$​574,210
Blackall Airport Terminal UpgradeBlackall-Tambo Regional Council$​500,000$​1,000,000
Blackall Early Childhood Education and Care CentreBlackall-Tambo Regional Council$​342,000$​1,600,000
Blakey's CrossingTownsville City Council$​24,000,000$​24,000,000
Bowen Developmental Road - Collinsville to BowenWhitsunday Regional Council$​10,000,000$​10,000,000
Brisbane St Drainage OutletWhitsunday Regional Council$​120,000$​120,000
Brisbane Valley Highway UpgradeSomerset Regional Council$​4,750,000$​4,750,000
Brisbane Valley Rail TrailSomerset Regional Council$​1,800,000$​1,800,000
Brownlies Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​910,000$​1,854,000
Burdekin Community Redevelopment Project Burdekin Shire Council$​650,000$​777,673
Burketown Wharf - Pontoon ProjectBurke Shire Council$​180,000$​480,000
Burnett River Bank Stabilization Lot 11 SP199888Bundaberg Regional Council$​1,500,982$​2,400,982
Cacoory - Stoney Crossing Road: Benditoota CrossingDiamantina Shire Council$​411,454$​822,908
Causeway on Torbanlea-Hervey Bay RoadDTMR Fraser$​1,800,000$​1,800,000
Charleville Airport UpgradeMurweh Shire Council$​2,200,000$​2,300,000
Chillagoe Water Supply ProjectMareeba Shire Council$​295,000$​295,000
Chinchilla Washdown BayWestern Downs Regional Council$​700,000$​1,460,281
Cleveland Bay Sewage Treatment Plant UpgradeTownsville City Council$​20,000,000$​51,000,000
Cloncurry Heavy Vehicle Bypass (CHVB) and Flinders Highway Intersection UpgradeCloncurry Shire Council$​4,820,000$​13,020,000
Cloncurry Regional Airport - Stage 1 Terminal Facility UpgradeCloncurry Shire Council$​500,000$​3,632,381
Cloncurry Regional Airport Upgrade - Stage 2Cloncurry Shire Council$​800,000$​1,040,000
Condamine Waste and Recycling Centre (Transfer Station)Western Downs Regional Council$​470,000$​700,000
Connecting remote communities in Central West QueenslandBarcoo Shire Council$​5,250,000$​21,500,000
Construction of New Terminal Building Boulia AirportBoulia Shire Council$​405,000$​810,000
Cooktown Foreshore & Webber Esplanade Revitalisation - Activity PrecinctCook Shire Council$​3,500,000$​6,577,216
D'Aguilar Highway UpgradeSouth Burnett Regional Council$​5,250,000$​5,250,000
Dalby - Traffic LightsDTMR Western Downs$​1,000,000$​1,000,000
Dalrymple Road BridgeTownsville City Council$​5,000,000$​40,000,000
Douglas Creek Floodway Upgrade ProjectIsaac Regional Council$​262,598$​262,598
Ducklo-Gulera Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​1,250,000$​2,572,000
Dysart Medical CentreIsaac Regional Council$​750,000$​800,000
Dysart Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Phase 2Isaac Regional Council$​5,500,000$​9,470,395
Eastmere Road RehabilitationBarcaldine Regional Council$​4,325,000$​4,600,000
Eromanga Natural History Museum Stage 1Quilpie Shire Council$​500,000$​820,000
Fairview Road UpgradeMaranoa Regional Council$​5,000,000$​27,900,000
Fairymeadow Road Seal WideningWestern Downs Regional Council$​1,200,000$​3,039,383
Flood Mitigation Works – Home Hill CBD – Stage 1Burdekin Shire Council$​1,680,000$​4,200,000
Forrest Beach Water SecurityHinchinbrook Shire Council$​1,300,000$​2,600,000
Fraser Coast Airport UpgradeFraser Coast Regional Council$​525,000$​700,000
Gayndah, Monto & Mundubbera Aerodrome UpgradesNorth Burnett Regional Council$​8,234,977$​13,708,015
Gilliat McKinlay Road Upgrade - Julia CreekMcKinlay Shire Council$​1,000,000$​1,969,000
Goggs Street Flood MitigationToowoomba Regional Council$​1,836,000$​4,592,000
Goombi Fairymeadow Road Seal WideningWestern Downs Regional Council$​1,200,000$​2,774,835
Goondiwindi Waste Management InfrastructureGoondiwindi Regional Council$​364,000$​455,481
Gracemere Water Supply AugmentationRockhampton Regional Council$​1,000,000$​4,332,049
Gympie Flood Mitigation Project - Monkland Glanmire Access ImprovementsGympie Regional Council$​2,214,160$​4,428,320
Hogan's Pocket Regional Landfill DevelopmentMackay Regional Council$​2,500,000$​5,000,000
Howitt and Rose Street Stormwater System UpgradeTownsville City Council$​1,100,000$​7,100,000
Hulbert Bridge ReplacementRichmond Shire Council$​3,375,723$​3,375,723
Improvements to the Charters Towers Water Reticulation System to address low pressure issues currentCharters Towers Regional Council$​536,250$​715,000
Injune - Taroom Road UpgradeMaranoa Regional Council$​7,000,000$​23,200,000
Injune Sewerage Treatment Plant UpgradeMaranoa Regional Council$​300,000$​615,000
Innisfail Commercial WharfCassowary Coast Regional Council$​1,260,000$​2,160,000
Investigator Avenue flood mitigationGympie Regional Council$​512,000$​1,280,000
Jericho Swimming PoolBarcaldine Regional Council$​650,000$​1,025,000
Joseph Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​470,000$​865,015
Jundah Airstrip FencingBarcoo Shire Council$​140,000$​150,000
Karumba Swimming Pool Precinct ProjectCarpentaria Shire Council$​1,000,000$​2,500,000
Kin Kora Roundabout Upgrade - GladstoneGladstone Regional Council$​12,700,000$​25,400,000
Kingaroy Barkers Creek Rd/Clark & Swendson Rd Intersection UpgradeSouth Burnett Regional Council$​1,500,000$​2,809,000
Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail ProjectSouth Burnett Regional Council$​2,000,000$​2,000,000
Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant UpgradeSouth Burnett Regional Council$​10,000,000$​26,317,760
Kirwan State High School - Parking ProjectDTMR Townsville$​2,000,000$​2,000,000
Kowanyama Essential Services - Refuse TipKowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council$​91,510$​91,510
Kowanyama Essential Services - Sewerage upgradesKowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council$​188,841$​238,341
Kuranda Critical Water Supply ProjectMareeba Shire Council$​772,500$​1,030,000
Kyabra Road UpgradeQuilpie Shire Council$​1,000,000$​2,090,000
Laidley Township Flood Mitigation Project - CBD Levee Preparatory WorkLockyer Valley Regional Council$​250,000$​250,000
Laidley Township Flood Mitigation Project - Narda Lagoon LeveeLockyer Valley Regional Council$​300,000$​300,000
Laidley Township Flood Mitigation Project - Storr Street Drain ExtensionLockyer Valley Regional Council$​300,000$​300,000
Limestone Creek causeway realignment & upgradeTablelands Regional Council$​440,000$​440,000
Lockhart River Aerodrome Runway RehabilitationLockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council$​5,608,800$​6,368,800
Lyndhurst Lane Bridge Replacement ProjectSouthern Downs Regional Council$​2,070,000$​2,760,000
Maranoa Water Supply ProjectMaranoa Regional Council$​160,000$​857,550
Mareeba Airport UpgradeMareeba Shire Council$​13,000,000$​18,000,000
Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Critical Infrastructure Project Stage 1Mareeba Shire Council$​1,095,000$​1,460,000
Marian Water Treatment Plant & Raw Water Intake SystemMackay Regional Council$​6,445,400$​14,026,064
Marian-Mirani Wastewater Network AugmentationsMackay Regional Council$​3,250,000$​6,500,000
Mary Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​800,000$​1,471,987
Mary Valley RattlerGympie Regional Council$​600,000$​2,600,000
Maryborough CBD Flood Resilience ProjectFraser Coast Regional Council$​4,827,676$​6,034,596
Middle Ridge State School - Drop off pick-up zoneDTMR Toowoomba$​400,000$​400,000
Miles Waste and Recycling Centre (Transfer Station)Western Downs Regional Council$​1,450,000$​2,500,000
Miles Water, Sewerage and Recycled Water Scheme Stage 1Western Downs Regional Council$​1,290,000$​3,870,000
Mobile Phone Service to Key Resource Activity AreaQuilpie Shire Council$​399,633$​799,265
Mobile Tyre Shredder to Service Regional Councils in Far North QueenslandEtheridge Shire Council$​625,000$​850,000
Monto - Mt Perry Road Upgrade Project - BundabergNorth Burnett Regional Council$​15,000,000$​15,800,000
Mosby Creek, BamagaNorthern Peninsula Area Regional Council$​2,277,000$​2,277,000
Mount Isa Sewerage Augmentation Project Stage 2AMount Isa City Council$​500,000$​6,000,000
Napranum Industrial/Commercial Precinct Ring RoadNapranum Aboriginal Shire Council$​1,110,000$​1,165,000
Nogoa River Rail Bridge Capacity ImprovementCentral Highlands Regional Council$​5,000,000$​6,250,000
North Mackay Levee System - Immunity UpgradesMackay Regional Council$​342,125$​684,250
Northern Strategic Link Road - Panorama Drive (Yeppoon Western Bypass Stage 2)Livingstone Shire Council$​15,000,000$​30,000,000
Old Cameby Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​1,310,000$​2,500,000
O'Mara Road Upgrade Stage 1A, Charlton Wellcamp Enterprise Area (CWEA)Toowoomba Regional Council$​10,000,000$​21,060,000
Outer Circulating Road Project - Victoria Street ExtensionToowoomba Regional Council$​45,000,000$​45,000,000
Pimlico State High School - Drop off/pick-upDTMR Townsville$​2,000,000$​2,000,000
Proserpine Waste Water Treatment Plant - Stage 2 AugmentationWhitsunday Regional Council$​6,000,000$​7,620,000
Redlynch Road Connection ProjectCairns Regional Council$​1,300,000$​2,600,000
Repair of road damage Mt Carmel Road Goondiwindi Regional Council$​438,000$​547,312
Replacement of Hardings Bridge on Grieves RoadSomerset Regional Council$​504,563$​720,804
Replacement of Hine Road bridge 1 and bridge 2 on Hine RoadSomerset Regional Council$​524,205$​748,866
Replacement of Postmans Gully Bridge on McFarlanes RoadSomerset Regional Council$​621,490$​887,843
Roma Airport Terminal Upgrade ProjectMaranoa Regional Council$​1,000,000$​4,840,150
Roma Flood Mitigation Project - Levee ConstructionMaranoa Regional Council$​5,000,000$​15,690,000
Roma Saleyards Truck Washdown Facility UpgradeMaranoa Regional Council$​1,506,116$​3,006,116
Roma Sewerage Augmentation ProjectMaranoa Regional Council$​2,180,260$​4,988,520
Roma Sewerage Treatment Plant Sludge Drying BedsMaranoa Regional Council$​400,000$​600,000
Ruthven Street Flood Mitigation ProjectToowoomba Regional Council$​2,668,887$​4,448,145
Scrub Hill Road/Wide Bay Drive/Burrum Heads Road intersectionsDTMR Fraser$​26,000,000$​26,000,000
SDRC Timber Bridge Replacement ProjectSouthern Downs Regional Council$​2,640,000$​3,520,000
Sewerage Network Enabling Project -Charlton Wellcamp Enterprise Area (SNEP-CWEA)Toowoomba Regional Council$​4,500,000$​9,225,000
Splinter Creek Bridge ReplacementNorth Burnett Regional Council$​976,000$​1,500,000
St George Flood Mitigation Levee - Stage 2Balonne Shire Council$​900,000$​1,900,000
Supporting Drive Tourism PackageDTMR Various$​20,000,000$​20,000,000
Swanson Creek Pedestrian CrossingFlinders Shire Council$​300,000$​480,000
Technology Park Flood Protection Levees, Bundaberg NorthBundaberg Regional Council$​800,000$​2,000,000
Thargomindah Aerodrome Runway Lighting System UpgradeBulloo Shire Council$​149,500$​272,100
Theodore Sewerage Treatment PlantBanana Shire Council$​2,000,000$​3,000,000
Upgrade Eidsvold Theodore RoadBanana Shire Council$​12,000,000$​12,000,000
Upgrade of the Tinaroo Sewerage Treatment PlantTablelands Regional Council$​1,500,000$​2,000,000
Upgrade of Toowoomba - Cecil Plains RoadDTMR Toowoomba$​4,000,000$​4,000,000
Upper Humbug Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​360,000$​789,000
Wallumbilla North Bitumen SealMaranoa Regional Council$​5,035,000$​5,635,000
Water Capital Works Infrastructure UpgradeBoulia Shire Council$​184,000$​368,000
Water Main Growth Extension High St to ApplethorpeSouthern Downs Regional Council$​511,725$​682,300
Weranga North Road UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​750,000$​1,415,107
West Creek Railway BridgeToowoomba Regional Council$​5,000,000$​5,000,000
Widen and upgrade Napranum RoadNapranum Aboriginal Shire Council$​1,403,587$​1,480,587
Winfields Road Landfill UpgradeWestern Downs Regional Council$​3,250,000$​6,500,000
Woolcock and Mather Street Intersection UpgradeTownsville City Council$​10,000,000$​10,000,000
Woorabinda Treatment Plant Upgrade – Mimosa Creek SpearWoorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council$​250,000$​250,000
Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation – Stage 3 and (part) Stage 5Livingstone Shire Council$​4,000,000$​8,000,000

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021