Better loo only coup in budget
WHILE yesterday’s budget promised “over $805.5 million is being spent on building and infrastructure projects across the Darling Downs region in 2010-11”, the only new project for the Rose City is a $51,480 upgrade to the Leslie Park loos.
The project comes under the Rural Living Infrastructure Program and will be partly-funded by council.
The bulk of the other projects found under the postcode 4370 are old money, with work underway or complete.
This includes work on the St Mary’s Underpass, which opened to the public last month, yet was yesterday still listed on the Building Queensland website as ‘underway’.
Other old Southern Downs projects listed include the Slade Campus Masterplan, Yangan pipeline, Killarney Recreation Club upgrade, resealing work on Spring Creek Road and the upgrade of the Eight Mile intersection.
Projects listed as already approved or underway include:
$1.19 million for the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board
$1.8 million for bridge and approaches on Warwick-Killarney Road at Rosenthal Creek, Warwick
$118,140 towards a Gross Pollutant Trap in Rotary Park
$7800 towards solar water heating for the Warwick Senior Citizens Club
$140,000 towards paving and sealing a section of Cullendore Road
$200,000 towards upgrading part of Willowvale Road
$450,000 for vehicle parking areas on the Cunningham Highway, between Warwick and Goondiwindi
$600,000 in Federal Black Spot funding for the New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangarra
$5.9 million to finalise the construction of a new overhead Ergon Energy electricity line to reinforce the supply to Warwick.