South Burnett Regional Council has put forward seven projects to be funded under the drought communities program.
South Burnett Regional Council has put forward seven projects to be funded under the drought communities program. Tobi Loftus

Council proposes drought projects to protect assets

VARIOUS South Burnett assets will be invested in if the council is successful in receiving federal funding.

South Burnett Regional Council has applied for funding for the proposed projects under the Drought Communities Program.

The program is a Federal Government initiative providing eligible councils with up to $1 million for local community infrastructure and other projects.

The council has agreed to apply for the building improvement program within the drought communities program, going towards projects which support social cohesion and inclusion activities in the rural community.

The council agreed to put forward seven projects including re-roofing the pavilion and hall at the Proston Showgrounds.

They will upgrade the Murgon SES toilet and shower, as well as the Kingaroy pool hydraulic chair lift.

The application also included heat blankets for the Nanango Swimming Pool and the Wondai Swimming Pool Equipment Shed.

The council has also proposed the Wondai dingo statue would be replaced and external repainting done at the Nanango Appin St Aged Care units.

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