Mal Forman and Leanne Donaldson.
Mal Forman and Leanne Donaldson.

Mayor thanks Donaldson following funding announcement

BUNDABERG Regional Council has welcomed the announcement that the State Government will contribute a total of $10 million towards the Rubyanna Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Multipurpose Facility; both critical infrastructure projects to support the region's economic development.

Mayor Mal Forman said the council was delighted that two funding applications, each worth $5 million, had been successful under the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions fund.

"Council is grateful that the Queensland Government has decided to grant $10 million to assist with the construction of both the Rubyanna Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Multipurpose Facility," Mayor Forman said.

"The $71 million Rubyanna project is central to creating further development and further jobs for the region. It will replace the existing wastewater plant servicing the east side of Bundaberg, which has reached capacity, and act as a catalyst for economic development. It will facilitate private investment in residential, commercial and industrial pursuits.

"I believe the Queensland Government's support for the project reinforces the plant's potential to deliver strong economic outcomes for regional Queensland. After all, the Building Better Regions initiative is a targeted infrastructure program for delivering support for local government projects that will produce job creating opportunities.

"The $14.5 million Multipurpose Facility is equally as important for the region. Based at the old Bundaberg showgrounds site, it will house the PCYC, host a wide range of community events, and additionally, be used as a major evacuation centre during disaster events. This is essential infrastructure, for which we have been requesting government support for some time.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank state MP for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson for her strong advocacy and support of job-creating local government projects in the Bundaberg region."



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