Image: Western Downs Regional Council / Council’s Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Cr Kaye Maguire
Nine towns across the Western Downs are set to give residents and visitors alike a special welcome home with new town entry signs to be installed from July as part of Council’s continued commitment to town beautification and live-ability.
- Stage One of Council’s Town Entry Signage Project will see Bell, Dalby, Glenmorgan, Jandowae, Kaimkillenbun, Macalister, Tara, Wandoan, and Warra receive new town entry signs that will be rolled out from July;
- $340,000 has been allocated in Council’s 2017/18 Budget for Stage 2 of the project;
- Council has also successfully secured State Government funding under the Works for Queensland program that will see the expansion of its Town Revitalisation Program, including the landscaping of town entrance avenues in Dalby, Tara and Wandoan, as well as the upgrade of Tara’s town centre.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said through the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland program the Western Downs was getting both jobs and local infrastructure.
“These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy,” Ms Trad said.
“Western Downs Regional Council alone has received $2.6 million from the Palaszczuk Government through this program to deliver nine projects and I’m advised by Council that they’ve been able to employ 98 local people as a direct result of this funding.”
The Town Revitalisation Program under the 2017/18 Capital Works Program is an initiative of Western Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government.