BATTLE PLAN READY: The North Burnett Regional Council has announced their battle plan to stimulate the economy after coronavirus. Picture: File
BATTLE PLAN READY: The North Burnett Regional Council has announced their battle plan to stimulate the economy after coronavirus. Picture: File

Jobs and upgrades part of council’s battle plan

THE North Burnett has proposed a battle plan to the State Government to achieve economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.

North Burnett Regional Council has joined forces with other Queensland councils and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) to present a strategy to the Queensland Government, designed to stimulate the local and state economy.

Mayor Rachel Chambers has already nominated several projects that can begin in a short period of time to generate direct, and indirect local jobs.

“Council put forward projects which included replacing timber culverts, undertaking swimming pool upgrades, road upgrades, playground replacements and community hall upgrades to name a few,” Cr Chambers said.

“I can’t stress enough how vital this funding is for our community. We now await formal notification of our funding allocation under this announcement and which projects have been selected.

“We look forward to getting on with the job of undertaking these projects to assist our community recovery.”

LGAQ CEO Greg Hallam said these battle plans show the strength of governments working together.

“It shows pragmatic and decisive leadership and importantly puts Queensland communities at the centre of decisions that will impact their lives,” Mr Hallam said.

“Council works collaboratively where ever we can in order to get the best outcomes for our region,” Cr Chambers said.

“Through these challenging times the need to unite is more important than ever. “