How the Cherbourg budget will create more jobs
NEW jobs is just one of the many positives to come out of this year's Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council's recently adopted budget.
Under the 2018/19 budget, handed down this morning, two new jobs will be created in the disability sector to facilitate the NDIS rollout.
Another three jobs at the radio station, USmob FM will be created.
Cherbourg mayor, Arnold Murray said the new jobs would take the council's total to 65 employees and it was a huge positive for the region.
"The more working people in our community the better. When children see their parents working, it snowballs,” Cr Murray said.
The $18 million budget announced this morning focuses on housing and infrastructure.
Corporate services manager for Cherbourg Council, Chatur Zala said he was confident the budget would deliver a successful vision for the future.
"This budget means positive, long term changes for our community,” Mr Zala said.
$3.2 million of the budget has been allocated to upgrade critical infrastructure including water, solid waste and waste water.
The council's chief executive officer, Warren Collins, who has been in the position for 34 years, said the current local maintenance and building crew would be very busy.
"Some of the houses date back to the 1950's so they are well overdue for a facelift,” Mr Collins said.
This is biggest budget in eight years and the increase is due in a large part to the Works for Queensland grants from the Department of Local Government Planning.
"Along with the infrastructure upgrades, the budget also focuses on community engagements in the form of extra and new funding for sporting activities, NDIS and the radio station,” Mr Zala said.