Economic development projects

Economic development projects

  • The Catalyst Infrastructure Program is a Queensland Government initiative to invest in urban infrastructure that unlocks development, generates construction activity and creates long-term employment.

    Under the program, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) co-invests in infrastructure projects in the form of an interest-free loan. Funds can then be recycled and re-invested.

    ***The Catalyst Infrastructure Program is currently fully subscribed and closed to new applications.***

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    Phone: 07 3452 7880

    Catalyst Infrastructure Program projects

    Funding from EDQ's Catalyst Infrastructure Program has been co-invested in a range of development projects including:

    Pulse Data Centre

    pulse data centre

    The Pulse Data Centre is the cornerstone of the planned Toowoomba Technology Park. We're working closely with FKG Group to develop this innovative precinct which has the potential to support thousands of new jobs when fully operational.

    Project snapshot:

    • In 2017 EDQ approved $10 million in funding for FKG Group to build the world-class Pulse Data Centre.
    • The project involves the design and construction of a security office building and the first of three data centre buildings.
    • Driven by growing demand for large-scale data centres.

    Mount Peter, Cairns

    mount peter trunk sewer line

    EDQ worked with Cairns Regional Council to invest in the essential infrastructure for the future development of Mount Peter residential estate.

    Project snapshot:

    • $2.25 million was approved for infrastructure upgrades which included the trunk sewer line and 1.5 kilometres of new trench and trenchless pipeline.
    • Local construction company JR & LM Trackson Pty Ltd completed and commissioned the infrastructure in June 2018.

    James Cook University, Townsville Ideas Market

    james cook university central plaza artists impression

    EDQ approved funding for the construction of stage one of a three-stage Ideas Market development at James Cook University (JCU). The Ideas Market aims to connect the university through public spaces and walkways, and once complete will help unlock private sector investment in Discovery Rise – the university’s urban development project.

    Project snapshot:

    • EDQ’s funding of $5 million was paired with a $7.6 million investment by JCU.
    • Central Plaza is part of a bigger plan that will see JCU transition from a conventional institutional setting into a university town within the city of Townsville.

    Elliot Springs, Townsville

    elliot springs intersection

    EDQ provided $15 million for a signalised intersection and entry roads upgrade at Elliot Springs; one of Townsville’s major master planned residential developments. This investment unlocks the potential for economic growth and jobs in the region.

    Project snapshot:

    • Construction of the intersection and approximately 700 metres of major collector road allows greater access to the development. 
    • Developer Lend Lease is providing approximately $23.9 million worth of connecting infrastructure, sewer pump station and reservoir in the development.
    • Elliot Springs will become home to over 26,000 residents across more than 10,000 homes.

    Townsville Airport Apron

    townsville airport apron

    EDQ approved $9 million for an upgrade to expand and resurface the 28-year old Townsville Airport Apron (the area where aircraft are parked, refuelled and boarded). The 18,000 square metre apron expansion delivered two additional parking bays for the country’s fastest growing airport.

    Project snapshot:

    • The infrastructure upgrade benefits commercial airlines and the adjacent Northern Australian Aerospace Centre of Excellence (NAACEX) industrial park.
    • BMD Construction was appointed to complete the project, which was jointly funded by $1 million from Townsville Airport.

    Maroochydore City Centre (Sunshine Coast Principal Activity Centre)

     maroochydore city centre artist impression

    Funding of $12.6 million was approved for road intersection upgrades to provide greater connection and access to the Maroochydore City Centre. EDQ, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads worked together on the delivery of the intersection upgrades.

    Project snapshot:

    • The infrastructure was delivered by Sunshine Coast Regional Council and its development entity SunCentral Marooochydore Pty Ltd over two stages.
    • The upgrades are vital for the ongoing growth of Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast.

    Palmview

    palmview harmony master plan aerial

    Funding of $5 million was approved for vital infrastructure to be delivered at Harmony, Palmview’s largest master planned community. Over the next 15 years, Palmview will be a key regional development area for residential and employment growth.

    Project snapshot:

    • Palmview’s developer AVID Property Group co-invested $5 million towards the essential infrastructure that included sewer pump station, sewer rising main and trunk water main.
    • The catalyst funding allowed AVID to accelerate construction works at Harmony and help neighbouring landholders unlock their developments.
    • Once completed, Harmony will deliver more than 4,800 homes for 12,000 residents.

    Bromelton Intermodal Freight Precinct

     bromelton intermodal freight precinct

    EDQ co-invested $9.5 million towards the construction of the $32.5 million purpose built Bromelton intermodal rail freight precinct. The catalyst funding allowed national freight company SCT Logistics Group to construct a cross-dock capable of handling three-kilometre-long trains.

    Project snapshot:

    • SCT Logistics Group is the largest private-held national freight company in Australia and the precinct’s anchor tenant.
    • The precinct supports business growth and productivity in South East Queensland by delivering increased access to rail freight transportation along the north-south corridor outside the metropolitan centre.

     

  • Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) supports development projects in regional and urban areas. Acting as a master developer, EDQ drives economic growth by creating vibrant, connected communities and:

    • plans and develops under-utilised government land
    • works collaboratively with local government and industry to identify and deliver projects
    • creates jobs, encourages private sector investment and provides a range of housing options.

    Projects can include urban renewal, residential, industrial, renewable energy and community developments.

    View a map of Economic Development Queensland projects

    Advancing our cities and regions strategy

    The Advancing our cities and regions strategy is a property and infrastructure program focussed on renewing and repurposing surplus and under-utilised state land.

    As part of this strategy, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is leading delivery of projects to transform precincts and drive jobs and economic growth.

    These developments also need to deliver strong community benefits and involve early engagement with local governments, the community, stakeholders and industry.

    EDQ is currently working on a range of key projects across Queensland including:

    • Carseldine Urban Village
    • Oxley Priority Development Area
    • Yeronga Priority Development Area
    • Yeppoon Heritage Railway Yards site
    • Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

    Northshore, Brisbane

    northshore brisbane

    Northshore is transforming 60 hectares of state-owned industrial port land into a vibrant place to eat, play, work, stay and live.

    • The $5 billion development includes transformation of the waterfront area, reuse of existing buildings,and innovative projects.
    • Attracting investment and industry to create ongoing jobs.
    • Located between the city and the air and sea ports.
    • An area larger than the Brisbane CBD and a river frontage longer than South Bank.
    • The 304 hectare Northshore Hamilton PDA is Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal precinct.
    • The Northshore precinct includes residential and riverside living, commercial office space, a retail and dining precinct, parks and recreation space.
    • EDQ is reviewing the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme to ensure it continues to operate effectively. The review will be completed in 2019.

    Visit Northshore website

    Find out about commercial and mixed use land for sale

    Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct - Lumina

    lumina parklands gold coast

    Located within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct in Southport, Lumina is a 9.5-hectare commercial cluster dedicated to life sciences, health and technology related businesses.

    • As landowner, master developer and planning authority, EDQ is facilitating the development of premium development-ready land over the next 10 to 15 years.
    • Lumina provides for up to 200,000m2 of internal space across 16 development ready sites.
    • Lot sizes range from 1500m2 to 15,300m2 and can be reconfigured to suit the needs of occupants.
    • Lumina’s focus on life sciences, health and technology-related businesses ensures all businesses and enterprises derive the maximum benefits of co-location with likeminded entrepreneurs and collaborators.
    • COHORT is Economic Development Queensland’s first activation within Lumina and is a catalyst project for the early attraction of industry.
    • COHORT is a launchpad for health and technology startups, creatives, innovators, new businesses, entrepreneurs and mentors. The 2500m2 space offers individuals and start-ups a space to collaborate, commercialise and grow.
    • Lumina businesses and enterprises will join approximately 30,000 people already working, living and studying across the Precinct, including those at Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Private Hospital, Southport Sharks, COHORT and residential and retail community, Smith Collective.

    Visit Lumina website

    Find out about commercial land for sale

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    Yeppoon Station Quarter Precinct

    yeppoon heritage railway precinct

    The Yeppoon Station Quarter Precinct is a redevelopment opportunity in the heart of Yeppoon.

    • Planning is underway to deliver a mixed-use development for an innovative urban renewal precinct that meets market demands and addresses local needs.
    • The Yeppoon railway line was officially closed in 2004 due to disuse.
    • The 2.4 hectare precinct is located in Yeppoon's central business district, approximately one kilometre from the beach, and features the heritage listed railway station.

    Register to receive updates about the redevelopment of this heritage site.

    Carseldine Urban Village

    Carseldine Urban Village

    A range of innovative sustainability initiatives are proposed for Carseldine Urban Village.

    • The precinct will promote health, happiness and wellbeing in the local area.
    • High-quality, affordable terrace homes and potential retail and commercial sites.
    • Retaining 75% natural bushland with hectares of green and open space.
    • Walkability and movement will be prioritised, with pedestrian and cycle paths, a pedestrian bridge crossing of Cabbage Tree Creek, and direct links to public transport.
    • A new $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct including three new sporting fields, a turf wicket cricket field, new public amenities and changerooms, tennis courts, and a children’s playground.
    • Solar energy and battery storage aim to reduce the environmental footprint and ongoing cost of living.

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    Yeerongpilly Green

    Yeerongpilly Green

    Over the next 10 years, the 14 hectare former Animal Research Institute will be transformed into a charming urban village. It will include residential, retail, commercial and community sites, public spaces, and greater connectivity to public transport.

    • $850 million project
    • 1200 environmentally sustainable residential apartments
    • 103 room boutique hotel
    • $30 million State funded community amenities including new parklands, pedestrian-friendly pathways and new roads
    • EDQ’s development partner Consolidated Properties has announced Woolworths as the anchor tenant for the town centre.
    • A $5 million restoration is underway on the heritage-listed Stock Experiment Station main building and stables. The building will be used as a sales and display suite and later converted into a dining and lifestyle hub.

    Residential projects

    There are currently seven residential communities that have been redeveloped from state-owned land. Many of these communities are now selling residential land.

    Find out about residential land for sale

    Industrial projects

    Economic Development Queensland develops, sells and leases industrial real estate throughout Queensland. Our industrial portfolio covers almost 20,000 hectares of land which suits a cross-section of industries, including businesses in logistics, manufacturing, processing and supporting activities.

    Find out about industrial land for sale

    Commercial projects

    EDQ works with partners to develop land in mixed use urban renewal precincts, including commercial, education and innovation precincts.

    Find out about commercial land for sale

  • Rounds 1–4 of the Building our Regions program has allocated funding towards 223 projects, supporting an estimated 2419 jobs.

    The table below lists these and provides links to information about each project. Alternatively, you can view funded project locations across the Queensland using the interactive map.

    Project listings

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    RoundCouncilProject nameDescriptionBoR funding at approvalTotal project cost at approvalEstimated jobs at approval*
    4Balonne Shire CouncilBalonne Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Balonne region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$1,000,000$1,657,1005.5
    4Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Industrial Estate for Airside ServicesThis project will create an industrial estate at the St George Aerodrome so that land can be leased to businesses. Project works will include the construction of hard-stands and taxiways.$1,000,000$1,065,0003.5
    4Banana Shire CouncilBiloela Industrial Estate Sewage Pump StationThis project will deliver a sewage pump station that will service the Biloela Industrial Estate off Raedon Street. It includes the pump station, rising main, emergency overflow storage, and standby generator. The pump station is needed to connect stages 3 to 6 of the industrial estate to the sewerage network. This will enable the continued development of the industrial estate.$450,000$900,0003.0
    4Boulia Shire CouncilBoulia Industrial EstateThis project will capitalise on the increasing transport and logistics activity in the region by developing an industrial estate adjacent to the Boulia-Mount Isa Road. The estate will have 11 sites approximately 1 hectare in size with access to water and power. This estate will have a focus on servicing the transport industry, especially long-haul transport, providing layover facilities and service opportunities.$994,800$994,8003.3
    4Bulloo Shire CouncilBulloo Region Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Bulloo region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$250,000$778,5002.6
    4Bulloo Shire CouncilThe Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign ProjectThis project will deliver Stage 1 of the Dig Tree Visitor Experience Redesign Project at the Burke and Wills Dig Tree site, Nappa Merrie Station. It will deliver a boardwalk, signage and interpretation to enhance the tourism experience and, critically, protect the tree's roots from ground compaction.$250,000$500,0001.7
    4Cairns Regional CouncilCairns Material Recovery Facility UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Cairns Material Recovery Facility to double processing capacity to 30,000 tonnes of recycling and divert 90% of waste from landfill. Project works include extending the receival hall, and installing new equipment with optical sort technology and new glass sorting and processing plant.$3,000,000$6,900,00022.8
    4Cairns Regional CouncilMunro Martin Parklands Redevelopment - Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Munro Martin Parklands redevelopment to increase the usability, functionality, and capability of the outdoor performance space. Project works include the construction of back-of-house facilities for the main stage, portable bar facilities, a front of house mixing station, a permanent box office, upgrades to the Minnie Street Gate, and upgraded power distribution. The project will capitalise on a significant cultural, creative and recreational facility for the region, and in turn generate employment opportunities.$650,000$1,300,0004.3
    4Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilTully Multi-Use Sporting ComplexThis project will enable Tully to host major regional sporting carnivals and year-round events by building a multi-use sporting complex and grandstand at the Tully Showgrounds. Project works include the grandstand, canteen, function room, and rest-room facilities.$3,000,000$7,100,00023.4
    4Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Airport General Aviation UpgradeThis project will upgrade Emerald Airport’s general aviation area to address non-compliance issues and support ongoing operations. It involves reconstructing the general aviation apron and refuelling area, reconstructing the eastern general aviation apron, and widening the Taxiway B/RPT’s apron. These upgrades will ensure the airport’s continued operation and support increased general aviation activity.$1,519,831$3,039,66310.0
    4Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Saleyards UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Emerald Saleyards Complex to provide a larger spelling area, double-decker dump ramp, all-weather hay shed, and shade structure. These upgrades will allow improved efficiencies to cater for a growing market, improved animal welfare, and improved health and safety conditions.$1,009,465$2,018,9306.7
    4Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility - Stage 4This project will increase the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility's annual production capacity from 3000 tonnes to 10,000 tonnes by installing sorting platforms, storage cages, chutes, conveyors and associated machinery. It is expected to create four ongoing jobs at the facility and reduce the load on regional landfills.$999,297$1,014,2973.3
    4Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Saleyards Heavy Vehicle Rest Area UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Cloncurry Saleyards’ heavy vehicle rest area and includes the construction of rest area facilities, improved drainage infrastructure and an upgraded intersection. The facility will provide all-weather access to the saleyards facility while providing a rest area for heavy vehicles.$947,300$1,967,0006.5
    4Cook Shire CouncilGateway to the Cape - Tourist Information Centre and Interactive Sculpture ParkThis project will deliver a tourist information centre and interactive sculpture park in Lakeland, Cape York. The project will include a new, purpose-built tourist information centre, rest stop and interactive sculpture park, providing an avenue for the promotion of Cape York businesses and organisations.$998,000$1,288,0004.3
    4Flinders Shire CouncilHughenden Industrial Precinct - Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Hughenden Industrial Precinct to support existing demand and future development. Project works will include civil works, delivery of water, sewage, and power, and road train access to each of the new 14 lots.$1,000,000$1,352,3914.5
    4Fraser Coast Regional CouncilMaryborough CBD RevitalisationThis project will revitalise a further section of Kent Street in the Maryborough CBD to match the streetscape works already completed, make critical infrastructure improvements and install cultural heritage interpretation and displays. It will also replace a retaining wall, upgrade drainage, services and pedestrian footpaths, and install public artworks, continuing the Maryborough Story Trail into this area. The project aims to improve the CBD's appeal to both tourists and businesses to attract and retain spending.$921,960$2,494,4948.2
    4Fraser Coast Regional CouncilRiver Heads Carpark and Boat Ramp UpgradeThis project will deliver a new carpark and boat ramp apron area at River Heads on the Fraser Coast. This is the departure location for the Fraser Island Ferry so it is subject to high traffic of cars, 4WDs, boats, and pedestrians. This project will deliver increased vehicle capacity and improved boat ramp safety aimed at increasing the overall efficiency of tourism and emergency operations.$497,094$1,589,1885.2
    4Gladstone Regional CouncilYarwun Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant located just outside Gladstone. The facility currently treats wastewater from heavy industry businesses including Orica, Rio Tinto, and Trans Pacific. The project includes upgrading the secondary treatment process through a package plant, updating equipment, and expanding the irrigation scheme. The project aims to improve effluent quality, reuse the treated wastewater efficiently and comply with environmental approvals.$1,183,700$2,630,3008.7
    4Goondiwindi Regional CouncilGoondiwindi Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to the Goondiwindi region through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$300,000$600,0002.0
    4Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilGeorge Bowen Memorial Kindergarten Upgrade - Hope ValeThis project will upgrade the George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten to enable the provision of after-school and vacation care services in Hope Vale. Project works include a building extension, amenities upgrade, security upgrades, shade structures and a playground. Providing after-school and vacation care will enable parents to work outside school hours and improve workforce participation.$557,825$612,8252.0
    4Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilKowanyama Transport Hub - Airport Terminal Stage 2This project will deliver stage 2 of the Kowanyama Airport Terminal to improve amenity, security, safety and efficiency for passengers and staff, and freight. The project works include completing the terminal building to provide a new ablutions block, a secure baggage check-in area, and a kiosk.$1,000,000$1,030,0003.4
    4Livingstone Shire CouncilGreat Keppel Island Revitalisation ProjectThis project will deliver power, water and telecommunications infrastructure to Great Keppel Island to support its redevelopment as a tourist destination. Project works include 13.5km of submarine tunnelling, water, power and telecommunications infrastructure piping/cabling, start and end-point supporting infrastructure, and the upgrade of feeder services. This connection of power and water is intended to act as a catalyst for a major tourism development project proposed for the island, the Great Keppel Island Resort Development.$5,000,000$62,425,400206.0
    4Livingstone Shire CouncilMill Gallery Expansion: YeppoonThis project will deliver an approximate 200-square metre extension to Yeppoon’s art gallery that will accommodate community fine-art collectives. The project is expected to enhance the viability of the local arts community.$250,000$500,0001.7
    4Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Airport CabinsThis project will expand Lockhart River’s corporate and tourist accommodation facility, the Iron Range Cabins, by constructing four new cabins to cater for the region’s steady increase in visitors.$1,000,000$1,018,0003.4
    4Longreach Regional CouncilSaleyards Railway Siding Extension - LongreachThis project will extend the railway siding at the Western Queensland Livestock Exchange Saleyards in Longreach. The extension will provide efficiency gains for the loading of cattle onto trains and improve their wellbeing.$500,000$520,0001.7
    4Mackay Regional CouncilNorth Mackay Rotary Lookout UpgradeThis project will replace the current viewing platform at the North Mackay Rotary Lookout with an architecturally designed all-weather pavilion. Additional works include replacing overhead lighting with underground services, upgrading the entry road and parking facilities, and rebuilding the public walkway to the site between High Street and Pollock Street. The project forms part of a self-drive tourist trail being developed by Mackay Regional Council to promote the region.$694,687$1,389,3754.6
    4Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Residential Aged Care FacilityThis project will deliver stage 2 of a new aged-care residential facility purpose built for Mapoon elders. It will construct four units, providing the first accommodation of its kind in Mapoon.$1,000,000$1,020,0003.4
    4Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Shire Staff Accommodation ProjectThis project will deliver new housing for council staff in the Mapoon township to enable staff and skill retention. The project will construct a 3 bedroom unit and duplex that can house up to three staff members.$1,000,000$1,100,0003.6
    4Maranoa Regional CouncilSurat Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Surat through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$275,000$932,8003.1
    4Mareeba Shire CouncilBarang Street Sewerage Pump Station Upgrade - KurandaThis project will upgrade storage capacity at the Barang Street Sewerage Pump Station in Kuranda to prevent overflows into Jum Rum Creek, which flows into the Barron River Catchment, and onto the Jum Rum Creek rainforest walking trail. Project works will include installing an offline storage chamber and undertaking general pump station upgrades.$450,000$900,0003.0
    4Mareeba Shire CouncilMareeba Industrial Park Expansion - Stage 3This project will deliver Stage 3 of the Mareeba Industrial Park Development in Mareeba, which will make heavy industrial-zoned land available for large-scale development of commercial and industrial agriculture services. Project works include water and waste services, telecommunication infrastructure, drainage, and road works.$1,490,000$3,500,00011.6
    4McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Smart HubThis project will stimulate economic development in Julia Creek by establishing a digital innovation hub that will provide high speed internet and high-quality video conferencing facilities, along with other technologies and 24/7 access. Specific works include connecting two council facilities, refurbishing an existing building, including modifying the internal layout, electrical works and data technology.$523,750$1,047,5003.5
    4Mornington Shire CouncilLelka Murrin Restaurant and Kiosk DevelopmentThis project will renovate the Lelka Murrin building, the site of the old Gununa Tavern, to provide a food service hub comprising a restaurant, café and kiosk providing new healthy food options. This project will upgrade the building and address accessibility compliance, modify the internal layout, and upgrade the security system, cool room, air conditioning, and external footpaths. The resulting food hub will support local jobs and the community and has the potential to bring sit-down dining back into Mornington Shire.$1,000,000$1,201,5004.0
    4Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Industrial Precinct - Stage 2This project will expand the Charleville Industrial Precinct by undertaking works to deliver an additional 13 blocks of industrial land to better meet existing demand.$800,000$800,0002.6
    4Murweh Shire CouncilMurweh Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Murweh through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$937,250$1,459,9254.8
    4Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Retail and Business Precinct - Stage 2This project will encourage entrepreneurship on Palm Island by providing a modern retail and business facility with six ground level tenancies for a recreational goods/clothing store, a tourism office, a café, a hairdressing salon, a takeaway shop and a pharmacy. Project works include internal construction and fit-out to prepare the tenancies for leasing.$999,241$1,019,2413.4
    4Paroo Shire CouncilParoo Shire Digital Connectivity ProjectThis project will deliver high-speed internet to Paroo Shire through the construction of telecommunications towers and other digital communication infrastructure. Reliable internet access will provide the community with basic services, such as access to medical specialists, and enable local business and industry to benefit from increased efficiencies, market access and value-adding.$1,000,000$1,650,9005.4
    4Rockhampton Regional CouncilRockhampton Art GalleryThis project will deliver a new art gallery for Rockhampton seven-times the size of the existing gallery. The facility will include two large gallery spaces, three education spaces, permanent collection storage, loading dock, restaurant and retail space. It will aim to attract major cultural events to Rockhampton while providing space to display permanent collections and exhibitions. The project is expected to support ongoing jobs in the arts and recreation services sector.$5,000,000$31,500,000104.0
    4Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBeaudesert Business Park ExpansionThis project will expand the Beaudesert Business Park to enable it to continue to attract light and medium industry. It will open up 37 new lots of industrial land through the construction of intersection and road upgrades and stormwater works, and provision of services to each new lot. These works will make almost nine hectares of industrial land accessible.$5,000,000$10,722,30035.4
    4Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBoonah Town Centre RevitalisationThis project will redevelop the Boonah CBD to generate a sense of place that is visually appealing and supports community and business engagement. Project works will upgrade amenities, including street furniture and the council forecourt, footpaths, laneways, stormwater infrastructure, lighting, ramps, and off-street parking, and improve access. The works will also incorporate public art showcasing the region's history, Indigenous culture, and native wildlife. The redevelopment is expected to support ongoing retail jobs, increase spending by visitors and locals, and increase the use of retail space in the CBD.$1,469,600$3,024,02010.0
    4Somerset Regional CouncilKilcoy Racecourse DevelopmentThis project will upgrade Kilcoy’s racecourse to increase its capacity, functionality, appeal, accessibility and flood resistance. The project will deliver a new grandstand, new functions space, and enhanced spectator viewing to improve patronage. The project will provide a local recreational attraction to encourage workers to live within Kilcoy, supporting local economic development.$369,030$922,5753.0
    4Southern Downs Regional CouncilRecycled Water for Warwick IndustryThis project will deliver a new water reservoir at the Warwick Wastewater Sewage Treatment Plant to supply industry with Class A recycled water. The project will build a new 2 ML reservoir, construct a new pump station and extend recycled water pipelines to Warwick’s industrial estate, providing a low-cost water supply to established businesses and increased incentives for new business development.$2,489,906$4,979,81416.4
    4Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Escarpment Parks UpgradesThis project will deliver new tourism infrastructure that capitalises on Toowoomba’s Great Dividing Range escarpment parks to unlock nature-based and sports (mountain biking) tourism opportunities. The project includes new and upgraded nature trails, new amenities and visitor facilities, road upgrades and sealing, way-finding and interpretive signage, and new lookouts over the Range and Lockyer Valley.$2,717,044$7,401,54424.4
    4Torres Shire CouncilSadies Beach Helipad - Thursday IslandThis project will improve access to Thursday Island and enable tourism experiences by upgrading the island's helipad to facilitate increasing usage and improved safety. Works will include expanding the landing area by creating two concrete landing pads, paving the surrounding areas, installing a passenger waiting shed, extending the water main to the site for drinking and fire fighting, sealing the access road and creating two areas for parking. The project will also move the windsock and upgrade lighting and security.$565,000$584,2001.9
    4Townsville City CouncilTownsville Waterfront PromenadeThis project will capitalise on the North Queensland Stadium development by providing new pedestrian footpaths and bridges to connect the Stadium with the CBD, Palmer St (dining precinct), the Civic Theatre and Reid Park (V8s track) precinct, Central Precinct and the Bus Hub.$5,000,000$10,200,00033.7
    4Whitsunday Regional CouncilFlagstaff Hill Conference and Cultural CentreThis project will build a world class cultural and conference centre at Flagstaff Hill that will complement and leverage the tourism appeal of the site's visually stunning natural environment. Project works include construction of a conference centre building with capacity to cater for up to 200 people.$1,500,000$3,000,0009.9
    4Whitsunday Regional CouncilLake Proserpine Barramundi Fishing and Recreational PrecinctThis project will provide the infrastructure needed to better service the fishing, caravan and camping markets drawn to Australia’s premier impounded barramundi fishery. Project works include provision of electricity, carparks, road upgrades, toilets and showers, pontoons and jetties, a wash down facility, and walking and bike riding tracks.$1,500,000$3,153,00810.4
    4Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire CouncilWujal Wujal Eco Village UpgradeThis project will enrich visitor experiences at the Wujal Wujal Eco Village by installing four safari tents mounted on raised timber decks, building a camp kitchen, upgrading amenities and communal areas and providing sewage dumping facilities for RVs and caravans.$1,000,000$1,000,0003.3
    3Aurukun Shire CouncilAurukun Bulk Fuel Storage FacilityThis project will install a new bulk diesel fuel storage facility at the Aurukun council depot to ensure compliance with Australian standards and to reduce council costs.$140,000$165,0000.5
    3Banana Shire CouncilBiloela Pool UpgradeThis project will install a shade structure over the Biloela pool's grandstand and provide a disabled access ramp for the pool. These works will provide equitable access and sun protection for all pool users, such as participants in swimming lessons, school swimming and carnivals, and rehabilitation hydrotherapy.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Banana Shire CouncilThangool Aerodrome Safety and Security UpgradeThis project will upgrade facilities at the Thangool Aerodrome to improve safety and security. Upgrades will include an animal-proof security fence, upgraded runway lighting, installation of a generator, and build-up and overlay of the emergency services holding area. This will reduce the risk of aircraft damage through animal strike, ensure that lighting is compliant with legislation, and maintain access to fuel during power outages in emergency situations.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Barcaldine Regional CouncilBarcaldine Racecourse UpgradeThis project will upgrade the Barcaldine Racecourse from a sand track to a turf track. This will enable the Racing Club to attract more race meetings and horses, and allow it to operate in wet weather. The project components include earthworks, drainage, an upgrade to the current irrigation systems, new running rails, turf and external fencing.$273,000$546,2891.6
    3Barcaldine Regional CouncilBarcaldine Recreation Park - Stage 2This project will construct a water sports and activities precinct at the Barcaldine Recreation Park. The precinct is the second stage of the Barcaldine Recreation Park project and its works will include construction of an amenities block, boat ramp, walking paths and landscaping around the lake.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilBlackall-Tambo Internet ProjectThis project will use point-to-point microwave connectivity to provide a high speed internet service for businesses and residents in the Blackall-Tambo region. The project will tap into existing fibre optic cable and erect 12 repeat masts that connect and cover the region, offering the local community high speed affordable broadband data communication services.$500,000$1,177,5003.5
    3Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct - Stage 3This project will deliver the third stage of the Bundaberg Aviation and Aeronautical Precinct. Stage 3 will include developing eight allotments in the precinct (three with airside access) and building taxiways and aprons to link the main runway with the precinct and the existing regular passenger transport apron.$1,993,975$3,987,95012
    3Bundaberg Regional CouncilBurnett Heads Town Centre RedevelopmentThis project will redevelop the main street of Burnett Heads to transform the town centre and unlock significant development potential. The redevelopment of Zunker Street will include wider footpaths, landscaping, on-street car parking, public art, disabled parking spaces, smart technology elements and sewerage infrastructure. When complete, the redevelopment is expected to stimulate economic and population growth.$3,320,677$6,641,35519.9
    3Burdekin Shire CouncilEdwards Street Drainage UpgradeThis project will upgrade an underground storm water drainage system in Edwards Street, Ayr. The system services a commercial and high-density residential area and a section of the Bruce Highway traversing the catchment. The upgrade will address localised flooding affecting businesses, residential accessibility, parked cars in the road reserve, and water pooling on the highway due to the inadequate capacity of the existing system. Once completed the works will improve access and amenity, and mitigate risk of litigation through damage to equipment and business interruption.$659,283$1,318,5674
    3 Cairns Regional Council Earlville Trunk Sewer Network Improvement This project will deliver major upgrades to the Earlville trunk sewer network to enable residential growth in Cairns. Upgrades will include construction of a new pump station and gravity network. These works will also reduce operational costs. The total project cost is $4,421,440. Cairns Regional Council is seeking $1,768,576 in BoR funding and will be contributing $2,652,864 towards the project. $1,768,576 $4,421,440 13.3
    3Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilTully Landfill Remediation Capping – Stage 2This project will construct a cap on the redundant section of the Tully Landfill to mitigate the risk of contaminant release into the environment during high rainfall events. Works include reshaping approximately 1.6 hectares of the Cell 1 landfill structure, installing leachate collection systems (in the form of a leachate trench and sumps), and constructing a multi-layer over-cap of clay and geotextile. Drainage infrastructure will be constructed to reduce velocity and energy of water flow and direct water to existing sedimentation basins. When complete, this project will better protect the health and well-being of the community and surrounding Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef.$634,134$1,268,2673.8
    3Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilWheatleys Hill Water ReservoirThis project will construct a new 4.5 megalitre reinforced concrete reservoir adjacent to the existing 0.7 megalitre reservoir at Wheatleys Hill, South Mission Beach. Works will include preparing storage infrastructure to ensure the top water level of the new reservoir is the same as the existing reservoir, upgrading the mains water supply to the existing reservoir and constructing links to the new reservoir. When completed, the project will increase capacity for water storage to supply the areas of South Mission Beach and Wongaling Beach.$1,860,000$4,526,00013.6
    3Central Highlands Regional CouncilBlackwater Sewage Effluent Irrigation ExtensionThis project will augment the Blackwater Sewage Treatment Plant to enable storage of treated effluent for use in irrigating community facilities. Works include pipework, trenching, pump upgrades, fitting valves and irrigation sprays, constructing a holding pond and installing surrounding pipeworks, fittings and valves. When complete this project will reduce the environmental impact on Sagittarius Creek.$1,148,525$2,297,0506.9
    3Central Highlands Regional CouncilCentral Highlands Regional Floodways ProgramThis project will install 24 concrete floodways at various low lying locations throughout the Central Highlands to significantly improve the resilience of the region's rural road network. The project will remove and replace existing pavement with 30 metre by 8 metre concrete floodways including cut off walls, and stabilise 15 metre approaches on both sides of the floodway. When complete this project will significantly improve the region's rural road network.$792,014$1,584,0284.8
    3Central Highlands Regional CouncilYamala Rail Siding ProjectThis project will increase the capacity of the Yamala Enterprise Area (CQ Inland Port) to accommodate wider industrial activity. It will deliver a 1.5 kilometre dead-end rail siding with signals and telecoms, undertake upgrades to Bonnie Doon Road, the internal road to the rail siding, and the Capricorn Highway intersection including rail crossing. When complete, the CQ Inland Port will facilitate economic development, support agricultural and other value-added businesses, and provide significant local community benefits.$4,415,000$9,400,00028.2
    3Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility — Stage 3This project will deliver the third stage of upgrades to the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility to increase its productivity from 3000 to 3500 tonnes per annum. Works for Stage 3 include extending the operations shed and its supporting pad to accommodate all further development stages, undertaking associated drainage works, and installing a new automated paper and cardboard baling machine that will be integrated into the production line.$489,000$499,0001.5
    3Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Stormwater Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will deliver major stormwater mitigation works necessary to achieve flood free residential land within Cloncurry. Works will upgrade approximately 400 metres of existing three metre wide earth channels to larger open earth drains and replace an existing undersized culvert and construct a new culvert. The project is expected to mitigate flooding issues currently experienced by nearby residents and businesses and provide Q100 flood free land for residential development.$644,140$1,288,2813.9
    3Cook Shire CouncilCoen Landfill Leachate Infrastructure UpgradeThis project will install leachate containment and collection infrastructure at the Coen Landfill to ensure its operations meet Queensland’s environmental regulations. The works will include the installation of containment bunds and the construction of collection and drainage trenches and a collection pond.$500,000$752,8382.3
    3Diamantina Shire CouncilBirdsville Sewer Network Improvement ProjectThis project will upgrade various sections of the Birdsville sewer network above the main sewer pump station in the caravan park to cope with the annual influx of tourists attending major events. When completed, the upgraded network will cater for future growth and reduce overflows during major events resulting in environmental issues.$245,152$275,1020.8
    3Douglas Shire CouncilPort Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant - Sludge Handling System UpgradeThis project will install an upgraded belt filter press system to remove the risk of serious failure of aged and corroded equipment at the Port Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant. A filtrate pump upgrade will allow both sludge dewatering and transfer to occur simultaneously, and additional works will upgrade a digester blower and electrical switchboard, install SCADA integration, and extend the shed and install a new platform and walkway to ensure weather-proofing and safety.$370,000$740,0002.2
    3Fraser Coast Regional CouncilUrangan Pedestrian/Cycle Shared PathwayThis project will construct a 1.3 kilometre long and 2.6 metre wide concrete share-path from the Urangan Esplanade to Boat Harbour Drive within the Margaret Street road reserve. The project will provide an environmentally sustainable transport route for cyclists and pedestrians. The pathway will provide safer access to the coastline and local attractions, encourage healthier lifestyles and improve connections for locals and tourists between communities.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Gladstone Regional CouncilAgnes Water Waste Transfer StationThis project will deliver a new waste transfer station for Agnes Water and the surrounding community to provide waste management infrastructure needed to support future growth. The waste transfer station will include weatherproof access and egress to site, six saw tooth bays, an amenity building, a weighbridge, stormwater features and on-site services (water, electricity and telephone). When complete, the new waste transfer station will comply with best practice standards and support sustainable waste management.$586,320$1,396,0004.2
    3Gladstone Regional CouncilBoyne Island Car ParkThis project will provide the Boyne Island community with a free, sealed and line-marked, 64 lot carpark to alleviate congestion and the need for on-street parking. When complete, the new carpark will provide a safer, controlled parking area for the community and visitors.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Gladstone Regional CouncilGladstone Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThis project will upgrade the sludge handling system at the Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant to cater for future demand growth and enable the beneficial re-use of bio-solids. When complete, the project will provide the Gladstone community with a more efficient and reliable wastewater system and enable the bio-solids produced to be marketed as agricultural fertiliser, providing council with additional income.$3,043,600$7,609,00022.8
    3Gympie Regional CouncilBullock Point Boat Ramp Carpark UpgradeThis project will install new recreational boating facilities at Bullock Point to reinforce Rainbow Beach's status as a prime destination for aquatic recreation. The facilities will include a purpose-built, bitumen-sealed car and boat trailer parking area for a minimum of 15 car trailer units. When complete, the new facilities will encourage visitors to use the area with flow-on economic benefits for the local community.$250,000$500,0001.5
    3Gympie Regional CouncilGympie Heritage Railway Precinct - RV FacilityThis project will deliver a purpose-built RV facility for travellers at the Gympie Heritage Railway Station Precinct to stimulate further economic and social opportunities and uses for the precinct. Works will include construction of a shaded welcoming precinct for between 20-30 RVs including necessary infrastructure (septic dump, water points, shade, communal space and safe, accessible parking). When complete, the facility will help to position the precinct as a diverse and engaging destination; provide a setting for new activities, events and tourism related initiatives; provide a location for business incubators; and encourage business establishment.$550,000$1,100,0003.3
    3Gympie Regional CouncilGympie Youth Precinct Recreation HubThis project will construct a purpose-built youth precinct incorporating the site of the redundant Gympie Memorial Pool. Project components include a bouldering wall, pump track, and skate bowl and surrounding flow area. When complete, the precinct will give young people in the Gympie region access to leading edge sports, recreational and educational facilities and will become an important social, economic and environmental space encouraging participation, social interest and a fit and active community.$1,400,000$2,800,0008.4
    3Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilHinchinbrook Water Security ProjectThis project will build new bores and water delivery infrastructure to increase the current capacity of the Ingham Depot Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to 5.2 megalitres a day. The project will construct new bores and raw water delivery infrastructure to supply an additional 2.2 megalitres a day. The existing infrastructure will be augmented to supply an additional 2.6 megalitres a day. When complete, the plant will supplement the region’s water supply by treating water from the Herbert River that has become highly turbid due to flooding or runoff, especially during the wet season.$2,000,000$4,400,00013.2
    3Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire CouncilHope Vale Fibre Optic ProjectThis project will upgrade Hope Vale's digital telecommunications infrastructure with fibre optics to ensure reliable internet access. The upgrade will enable service providers to deliver existing services more effectively and efficiently and also allow new applications and services to be delivered to the Hope Vale community.$500,000$3,200,0009.6
    3Isaac Regional CouncilNebo Water Supply ProjectThis project will build a new two megalitre reservoir and water treatment plant to increase water security for Nebo’s 800-plus residents. When complete, these works will mean the community will no longer have to endure supply shortages and poor-quality bore water with a high mineral content.$3,550,000$7,100,00021.3
    3Livingstone Shire CouncilCapricorn Coast Memorial GardensThis project will provide Livingstone residents with a landscaped parkland setting as a final resting place for their loved ones. The project also includes provision for a refreshments pavilion and amenities building and the future development of a chapel. The new garden will provide adequate service for the shire for at least the next 50 years.$1,750,000$3,500,00010.5
    3Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Airport TerminalThis project will provide a new airport terminal building with a total floor area of 108 square metres. The new terminal building will include passenger processing, a secure baggage/air freight enclosure, a disabled toilet, and indoor and outdoor waiting areas for hot and inclement weather.$499,000$531,0001.6
    3Longreach Regional CouncilLake Eyre Rangers Office Building UpgradeThis project will upgrade an existing building to provide office space and facilities for the Lake Eyre Rangers. The project will involve alterations and additions to the main building to provide office and training space, air-conditioning, a kitchen and upgrades to the toilet facilities and wet area.$70,000$140,0000.4
    3Longreach Regional CouncilLongreach East Water Main UpgradeThis project will upgrade the existing 150 millimetre water main to 300 millimetres, providing the mandatory pressures for firefighting requirements to existing businesses and residences on the eastern approach to Longreach. It will also deliver additional capacity to allow for future development such as a roadhouse and industrial estate to the east of the township.$500,000$1,000,0003
    3Longreach Regional CouncilLongreach Water Main ReplacementThis project will replace defective water mains in the Eagle Street, Owl Street, Galah Street and Pelican Street area to provide improved water security and uninterrupted supply to the Longreach community. Existing failing infrastructure will be replaced with 563.4 metres of new 100 diameter, and 405 metres of new 150 diameter water mains. This project is the last stage of a 10 year water mains replacement program undertaken by Council. It will reduce water loss via leakage, reduce supply interruption from remedial works and enable an efficient and cost effective water supply to the precinct for the next 10-plus years.$497,442$994,8843
    3Mackay Regional CouncilShellgrit Creek Drainage UpgradesThis project will upgrade existing drainage systems to provide increased flood immunity for the residents of East Mackay. The project involves the construction of eight 2.4 metre high by 1.8 metre wide box culverts with associated tide gates at the upstream end of the existing detention basin. Capacity of the connection between the East Mackay Main Drain and the detention basin will be increased, and the excavation of an open channel through the existing sand dunal area and outlet into the ocean will also be undertaken.$1,804,306$3,809,99211.4
    3Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Machinery Shelter UpgradeThis project will build a new machinery workshop vehicle shelter and work area in Mapoon to create a safe and weather-proof space. The existing dilapidated shed will be demolished and replaced with a new structure consisting of two shipping containers with a covered hardstand area in between. This will provide storage for smaller items and a safe, shaded area for work to be undertaken as well as parking. The new hardstand structure will be a high bay steel framed shed approximately 12 metres by 20 metres (240 square metres).$239,787$239,7870.7
    3Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Saleyard Multi-Purpose FacilityThis project will deliver a multi-purpose precinct at the Roma Saleyard complex. It includes construction and fit-out of an interactive interpretative/gallery area showcasing the history of the livestock industry in the region; a 100 seat dining/function area with kitchen, serveries and bar; an administration area with additional office space for agents and contractors; a checkoff room and meeting room. A new, approximately 225 seat arena for bull sales, landscaping, sewerage connection and parking for 77 cars and 10 RVs are also part of the project scope. The new facility will enhance the capability of the saleyards and provide additional amenities for its regular users and the increasing number of tourists that visit.$3,698,983$7,397,96622.2
    3 Maranoa Regional Council Roma Sewer Main Upgrade This project will upgrade a number of failing and undersized sewer mains in Roma to prevent service disruptions for residents and businesses. A significant portion of this project will upgrade a sewer main in Roma’s CBD to increase capacity and divert flows from the current main on Major Street which has exceeded its life expectancy. The project also includes relining approximately two kilometres of existing 150 millimetre main in nine separate locations and replacing manholes found to be in extremely poor condition. When complete, this upgrade will improve capacity and reduce council’s maintenance costs. $308,564 $617,128 1.9
    3Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Water Main AugmentationThis project will upgrade a number of sites across Roma’s water main network to improve flow rates, pressure and fire-fighting capacity. Upgrades will occur in Bassett Lane, Taylor Street, Northern Road, Alexander Avenue, Quintin Street, Duke Street, Arthur Street and Edwardes Street. Works will include installing two new water mains and upgrading the capacity of undersized water mains. When complete, these works will improve the supply of water and safety for Roma’s residents, businesses and visitors.$507,500$1,015,0003
    3Mareeba Shire CouncilKenneally Road Sewer UpgradeThis project will install a new 300 millimetre rising main on Kenneally Road and upgraded pumps to increase sewer capacity and facilitate residential development in Mareeba’s master-planned community.$395,053$790,1062.4
    3McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Airport UpgradeThis project will provide an all-weather runway at Julia Creek Airport that meets the standards of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The runway pavement will be resurfaced and sealed, all line markings reinstated, drainage works to protect the new runway and replacement of navigation lights to meet CASA standards are also included. When complete, this will provide critical infrastructure for north west regional areas, supporting jobs in the mining and cattle industry as well as improving liveability in Julia Creek and nearby communities.$500,000$2,291,0906.9
    3Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Island Concrete Batching PlantThis project will upgrade the facilities at Mornington Island’s concrete batching plant to a precinct that will meet Australian Standards. The project will deliver a new batching plant with automated sand, aggregate and cement weighing and distribution systems; an all-weather shed for dry storage of cement; and under roof cover for vehicles and equipment used at the batching plant. An amenities facility for batching plant staff and delivery drivers is also part of the project scope.$476,556$496,5561.5
    3Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa Water Reservoir No. 3 ReconstructionThis project will replace Water Reservoir No. 3 with a new 6.8 megalitre bolted steel tank reservoir. Once installed, the new reservoir will ensure Council is compliant with water storage standards, and the community will have a reliable and safe potable water supply.$837,000$1,675,7005
    3Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Cosmos Centre Planetarium — Stage 1This project will deliver the first stage of a new stand-alone planetarium in the grounds of the Charleville Cosmos Centre to help add value and diversify Charleville's tourism opportunities. When complete, the project is expected to help extend the tourist and events season from eight to 10 months a year and provide an alternative attraction when Cosmos Centre shows are cancelled due to cloudy skies.$500,000$620,3191.9
    3Murweh Shire CouncilWarrego River Crossing Water Main ReplacementThis project will replace two 30-year old cast iron water main pipes to provide a secure supply of potable water for residents and businesses on the western side of the Warrego River. Replacing the pipes will involve removing the existing infrastructure and installing two 150 metre by 225 millimetre PVC casings three metres below the river bed. Two continuous 150 metre by 115 millimetre pipes will then be inserted through the casings and reconnected to the existing water network. When complete, the project will provide the community with a secure two-way supply of clean, uncontaminated potable water and maintain essential fire-fighting capabilities for the area.$210,438$210,4380.6
    3North Burnett Regional CouncilMingo Crossing Caravan Park UpgradeThis project will build additional camping and caravan facilities at the Mingo Crossing caravan park to boost tourism in the North Burnett region. The additional facilities will include nine powered sites, establishment of six glamping sites, a second amenities block, a camp kitchen, a playground and a parking area near the existing boat ramp for day users. This project will also develop open space along the north east edge of the river to support an additional 40 camping sites. These new facilities will improve day use access and increase the number of caravan park patrons, ensuring Mingo Crossing can meet its current and future tourism demands.$1,272,820$2,545,6407.6
    3Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Footpath Upgrade - Stage 2This project will deliver the second stage of the three stage Palm Island Ferry Terminal to Francis Creek Water Reservoir footpath. This stage sees the construction of the footpath which will be 1.1 kilometres long and 2 metres wide. Solar powered lighting from Manbarra Road to Rodeo Estate on the island will also be installed. When complete, residents and visitors will be able to travel to the CBD in safety for work or recreational purposes.$500,000$668,5402
    3Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Jetty Precinct UpgradeThis project will construct stages one and two of a freight pick-up shelter and all-weather covered walkway at the Palm Island Jetty to increase the efficiency of passenger and freight movements. Improvements include a freight pick-up shelter, a passenger waiting area and an all-weather covered walkway. Works will improve safety by separating passengers and freight, and improve connectivity between waiting areas and vessels.$500,000$556,0001.7
    3Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Sewerage Pipe Replacement ProjectThis project will involve a CCTV condition and assessment inspection of the Cunnamulla sewerage network system to identify and replace deteriorated pipes. The project includes the replacement of idenitifed sewerage pipes and installation of the RADTEL telemetry system to include the upgraded pipework. Upon completion, the project will significantly reduce the frequency of line breaks, resulting in substantial savings to Council while simultaneously providing the community with a reliable sewerage network.$500,000$600,0001.8
    3Paroo Shire CouncilEulo Water Security ProjectThis project will replace the current bore with one over 260 metres which will increase storage capacity to 30,000 litres. Works will also include the installation of a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and bore monitoring technology, a holding tank and pump if the bore is not free flowing. This will provide a safer, more reliable water supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural use and boost the sustainability of the Eulo community.$327,939$424,6701.3
    3Paroo Shire CouncilWyandra Water Security ProjectThis project will replace Wyandra’s 81-year-old bore with one over 570 metres, install a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and monitoring technology. This reliable water supply will enable investment in agriculture and local businesses, and cater for population growth.$425,000$451,3671.4
    3Paroo Shire CouncilYowah Water Security ProjectThis project will replace Yowah’s faulty century-old bore with one over 440 metres, install a new water main, RADTEL telemetry system and monitoring technology, and connect to the existing town reticulation system. By using current industry practices and technologies the new bore will provide adequate supply and pressure to address current and future domestic, industry and agricultural water requirements. This project will also negate the need for water to be trucked in from Cunnamulla.$438,744$468,7441.4
    3Quilpie Shire CouncilEromanga Natural History Museum - Stage 2This project will build a new, state-of-the-art, multi-story museum to house one of Australia's most significant and internationally recognised dinosaur and megafauna collections. The new museum will have galleries, replica display zones, a library, a seminar room, a shop, a café, and research facilities. Associated construction will include access roads and a car park. When completed, this project will help to increase tourism and economic development in the region and initially employ up to 10 staff.$2,400,000$6,000,00018
    3Rockhampton Regional CouncilKershaw Gardens Revitalisation - Stage 2This project will create a new central large-scale modern park to revitalise Kershaw Gardens and provide greater recreation opportunities for the Rockhampton community. Works will include an iconic entry statement, additional car parking, new playgrounds, water play and landscaping features. When completed, the park will complement the riverbank and CBD revitalisation on the opposite side of the river and improve an area significantly damaged by TC Marcia in 2015.$5,000,000$11,000,00033
    3Toowoomba Regional CouncilCathro Park Railway Parklands Linkage ProjectThis project will deliver the first stage in the development of active transport and open space connections between Queen’s Park, the city centre and the Railway Parklands. Project components will include creek treatments, shared pathways, wayfinding, lighting, CCTV, signage, recreation elements, and public amenities. When complete, the project will catalyse further development in the Priority Development Area, which is estimated to generate 3000 jobs and $680 million in economic benefit over the next 20 years.$987,500$1,975,0005.9
    3Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Enterprise Hub - Wellcamp Water Reservoir ProjectThis project will install an 8.2 megalitre reservoir to service Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Mountain, Oakey, Jondaryan and the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub in addition to the Department of Defence’s Oakey army base. Once installed, the reservoir will safeguard and ensure continuity of water supply for these areas into the future and will reduce the risk of water limitations to consumers during times of peak water usage or extreme weather events that result in damage to the water network.$2,005,000$4,300,00012.9
    3Torres Shire CouncilHorn Island Airport Boundary FenceThis project will build a border fence around the entire Horn Island Airport to improve its security and safety. Works will construct a border fence around the airport site including buildings and the runway. The fence will be mesh with barbed wire at the top. When complete, the fence will prevent wildlife coming on to the runway and help the airport meet its safety requirements.$370,150$380,1501.1
    3Torres Strait Island Regional CouncilMogor Well Pump Station UpgradeThis project will upgrade the ageing and failing freshwater station at Mogor well on Erub Island. Works will include the supply and installation of new pumps, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, base frames, and the replacement of flow switch and level instrumentation. A new pump shed and safe access track and stairs are also included. When complete, this project will reduce the community’s reliance on expensive, short-term water supply solutions such as desalination plants, and improve the community’s health and wellbeing.$477,500$477,5001.4
    3Townsville City CouncilTownsville Airport Industrial Area Water MainThis project will build a new water main to provide a more reliable primary water supply for the Townsville Airport Industrial Area and a proposed residential development in Garbutt. The project is also vital in meeting the airport's current fire fighting level of service and will provide a permanent connection to the newly constructed Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre. This will alleviate current maintenance and repair access issues with existing water supply originating from a main that traverses Australian Defence Force land.$1,150,000$2,300,0006.9
    3Western Downs Regional CouncilChinchilla Botanic GardensThis project will establish a botanical garden precinct in Chinchilla to support tourism and active living opportunities. The precinct will include a botanical garden, event space and entertainment area. When complete, the gardens will provide a year-round tourist attraction that supports employment and community wellbeing.$2,850,000$6,021,15118.1
    3Whitsunday Regional CouncilAirlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation ProjectThis project will construct new pathways, a section of boardwalk, new park spaces including picnic shelters, barbeques, toilets and a sound shell/sound stage along the foreshore. The project will include improved street and path lighting, bus shelters, and signage. The infrastructure will allow for increased services to be provided to the Airlie Markets and community events.$2,830,000$6,337,02519
    3Whitsunday Regional CouncilGreening and Growing Bowen - Recycled Water Network ExpansionThis project will deliver a 6.3 kilometre upgrade and expansion of the Bowen Recycled Water Network and include a smart technology water efficient open space management program. It will also develop the necessary infrastructure to connect water to the Abbott Point State Development Area. Works include the upgrade of 1.9 kilometres of recycled water pipeline and the extension of the recycled water network by 4.4 kilometres west to the Bowen sports field and race course. New pumps to the existing Bowen Sewerage Treatment Plant to allow the recycled water scheme to deliver higher rates and reuse a greater percentage of dry weather effluent will also be included. The project will improve water efficiency for the major water using parks in Bowen, improve amenity and tourism potential, preserve valuable water resources, support economic growth, and reduce effluent discharge volumes to the ocean.$2,023,500$4,047,00012.1
    3Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilReeves Creek Water Main UpgradeThis project will upgrade the water main carrying source water from Reeves Creek to the water treatment plant on Back Beach Road. Works will include 1800 metres of suspended heavy duty steel water main, decommissioning and removal of the existing water main, and connection to the current water disinfection treatment and telemetry system. The new water main will allow Reeves Creek to be used as a primary water source for the community, providing better water quality with reduced operating costs. It will also withstand bushfires and other weather events.$210,000$210,5810.6
    3Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah CCTV Security ProjectThis project will install CCTV security cameras throughout the community at key locations identified by Council together with Queensland Police Service as crime ‘hotspots’. The aim is to act as a deterrent to criminal and anti-social behaviour and to provide evidence to Police prosecutions if required. They will be located in three main suburbs – the town's residential area, community hub and service providers; Mourigan's residential area and sport and recreation facilities; and Djenghi's residential area. Works will involve the installation of vandal proof cameras using existing infrastructure where possible or on CCTV camera-specific poles where required.$379,780$414,7801.2
    2 - SupplementaryBarcoo Shire CouncilJundah General Store and Road HouseThe project will construct a new fit-for-purpose retail, fuel, and café facility that meets the needs of the community and visitors. The new facility will include a commercial kitchen, cold rooms and increased storage, an eating area, and parking. Increased storage capacity will enable a wider variety and volume of goods to be stocked including meats, fresh fruit, vegetables and household items. The project will improve community resilience and access to supplies in flood events.$499,000$1,774,2785.5
    2 - SupplementaryBlackall-Tambo Regional CouncilBlackall's Pathway to HealthThe project will construct a 2 kilometre asphalt pathway from the camp grounds on the Barcoo River to the Blackall Hospital. The pathway will include eight exercise stations, shade structures, seating and solar bollard lighting, and connects to existing pathways. The pathway will provide access for all modes of pedestrian transport including mobility aides and prams and for cyclists. It will facilitate easy access to health services at Blackall Hospital and provide a circuit for unstructured recreation by cyclists and walkers through a pleasant landscape planted with native shrubs.$440,000$500,0001.6
    2 - SupplementaryBoulia Shire CouncilBoulia Sewer Upgrade ProjectThe project will re-line the final 3.8 kilometres of ageing sewer main in Boulia, with PVC lining using a heat treated injection moulding process. This will extend the life of this key asset by between 50 and 100 years. The existing sewer main is in poor condition. Boulia Shire Council has already re-lined one quarter of the sewer main using the same approach. The project will ensure the long-term sustainability of this infrastructure, reduce the cost and frequency of repairs, and avoid the need to renew the system and manage the issue of removal and disposal of the existing asbestos concrete sewer main.$500,000$500,0001.6
    2 - SupplementaryCherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Historical Precinct RevitalisationThe project will revitalise the Cherbourg Historical Precinct through the restoration of five historical buildings and landscaping to complement and achieve harmony with the environment and the Cherbourg community. The project will restore the structural integrity of the heritage buildings to prevent further damage, improve the amenities (toilet facilities), storerooms and shelving, and upgrade plumbing and electrical wiring. The project will create connectivity, address accessibility barriers, and enhance the safety of the community and visitors to improve the overall cultural experience and deliver financial sustainability for the long term.$497,827$502,8271.6
    2 - SupplementaryCherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility - Stage 2The project will continue improvements to the Cherbourg Material Recycling Facility by upgrading existing production line equipment to improve reliability, increase annual product output from one tonne to three tonnes, improve line processing efficiency, safety, and bottom line profitability. The project will install an automatic paper and cardboard sorting machine and bins, over-belt magnet separator, conveyors and protective guards, and will clad the existing shed frame. This project stage builds on the approved BoR Round 2 infrastructure project. The project will enable the establishment of a regular recycling scheme for the Cherbourg Township and 21 neighbouring towns diverting this waste from landfill. The project will also assist the Cherbourg community through the provision of employment opportunities and provide a sustainable income stream for council.$499,000$520,9851.6
    2 - SupplementaryCroydon Shire CouncilCroydon Caravan Park Infrastructure ExpansionThe project will increase visitor capacity at the Croydon Caravan Park from approximately 140 people to 220 people by constructing additional powered camp sites, underground power access, water pipeline and water access points, additional family self-contained ensuite cabins, single room ensuite accommodation units and access roads. Existing short-term accommodation capacity in Croydon is restricting tourist visitation and the ability of council to host civic events and community festivals.$487,644$552,5641.7
    2 - SupplementaryFlinders Shire CouncilHughenden Landfill UpgradeThe project will construct a 60 metre by 80 metre landfill cell at the Hughenden landfill along with internal access for work vehicles and general access for Hughenden and districts community members. The existing landfill cell is currently at 80% capacity and is expected to reach full capacity in 18 months.$375,000$507,4471.6
    2 - SupplementaryLockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Fibre Optic ProjectThe project will install a new optic fibre network to replace the existing above ground radio wave system which is unstable and susceptible to failure in severe weather and vermin damage. The network will connect Council Chambers to a number of other council buildings and facilities across the community and will also connect to the newly available NBN. Reliable internet and communications connectivity is essential for Council and other community service providers to effectively deliver services for the community.$477,475$569,8301.8
    2 - SupplementaryLongreach Regional CouncilIlfracombe Bore Water Supply ProjectThe project will construct a new bore and associated infrastructure (pump station, cooling towers, water mains) to supplement the water supply to the township of Ilfracombe. The ongoing drought has reduced the availability of surface water and the existing Ilfracombe town bore is in poor condition. The project works will ensure an adequate water supply for the township in times of drought, provide capacity for growth in residential and commercial development, and improve the liveability of the township. The intent is to drill the bore to a depth that would enable a geothermal unit to be constructed in the future.$500,000$619,8961.9
    2 - Supplementary Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Bamaga Industrial Subdivision*

    * This project has been withdrawn by council.
    The project will provide the necessary infrastructure to support establishment of the first industrial estate in Bamaga. Project works include provision of water services, sewerage reticulation, earthworks, drainage and kerbing, unbound pavements, bituminous surfacing, road furniture, erosion and sediment control, and landscaping. There are currently land use conflicts with commercial industries in Bamaga locating and operating in residential areas, which impacts on the wellbeing and safety of residents. The proposed 9 block industrial estate will separate industrial land uses from residential areas. $500,000 $500,000 1.6
    2 - SupplementaryPormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilPormpuraaw Land and Sea Management BaseThe project will construct an operations base for the Pormpuraaw Land and Sea Management Rangers which will optimise delivery of Ranger programs, data collection, maintenance, and work program management activities. In addition, a dedicated base will enable centralised storage of the Rangers' plant and assets, including marine vessels, within secure premises. The Pormpuraaw Rangers, which includes six full-time Aboriginal Rangers and several trainees, are currently located in temporary office space with equipment stored at several sites around the town. The operations base will include dedicated staff offices and facilities, chemical emergency eyewash and shower facilities, storage space, dedicated workshop space, and a small self-contained bedsit for periodic short-term accommodation (when external support consultants or partners cannot be accommodated in Council's guesthouses).$450,000$450,0001.4
    2 - SupplementaryRichmond Shire CouncilRichmond Lakeview Caravan Park RedevelopmentThe project will increase capacity at the Richmond Lakeview Caravan Park by establishing an additional 15 powered caravan sites, 25 unpowered campervan sites, a new entertainment area and a retaining wall. These works are needed to reduce the number of potential visitors turned away due to the lack of vacancies during the peak tourism season. The community's loss of these potential tourism dollars has been estimated at $250,000 each year.$300,000$690,0002.1
    2 - SupplementaryTorres Shire CouncilHorn Island World War II Trail RestorationThe project will preserve part of Queensland’s World War Two history by excavating and reconstructing slit trenches and a machine gun nest on Horn Island. Specific works include documenting the site to safeguard any information uncovered, reconstructing the sites to minimise further deterioration, installation of interpretive signage and building paths and a bus turning area to support guided and self-guided tours. This project will help to preserve the historic sites and increase tourism on the island.$191,486$191,4860.6
    2 - SupplementaryTorres Shire CouncilWeigh Bridge Facility - Horn Island QuarryThe project will support development of the Horn Island Quarry by installing a weigh bridge facility. This will allow the Torres Shire Council to provide accurate quotes for its quarried materials, as pricing needs to be based on weight due to transport constraints. The weigh bridge will also be used to weigh waste that is deposited at the Horn Island landfill.$279,755$292,5090.9
    2 - SupplementaryYarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah Sewage Pump Stations UpgradeThe project will upgrade two sewerage pump stations in Yarrabah. Currently the two pump stations (PS7 and PS8) do not operate adequately often resulting in system failures, which can include manhole overflows close to hospital grounds causing a significant public health risk and a breach of its environmental licensing requirements. The project will improve the integrity and efficiency of Yarrabah’s sewerage system. The improvements will allow for increased future demand (due to new housing) and address community and health professionals' concerns.$473,886$473,8861.5
    2 - SupplementaryYarrabah Aboriginal Shire CouncilYarrabah Waste Transfer StationThe project will develop Stage 1 of a waste transfer station for the Yarrabah community which involves cleaning and fencing the site, constructing designated areas for waste disposal, installing three skips bins to collect general waste, signage and community education. The site is designated as a transfer station under its EPA licence, but is not set up for this function, so is contravening the licence. The site poses a health risk as domesticated animals can scavenge and circulate disease through the community, vandals ignite the rubbish producing toxic fumes, and there is a risk of environmental damage from runoff from the site going into Kappa Creek. The project will create jobs and reduce Yarrabah’s environmental footprint and volume of solid waste by enabling Council to utilise Cairns Regional Council’s recycling/reuse programs.$195,305$214,8700.7
    2Aurukun Shire CouncilAurukun Sewer UpgradeThe project will install two new sewer connections to provide the necessary capacity to support planned development of new housing for residents and contractors and to re-open the Three Rivers Community Centre. The works include a gravity sewer connection for McKenzie Camp (to the east of Tal Tal Street) to the existing sewer pump station and a standard reticulated sewer from Fred Kerindun Drive/John Koowarta Drive to the existing sewer pump station.$500,000$560,0001.7
    2Balonne Shire CouncilDirranbandi Kerb and Channel Works - Kirby StreetThe project will replace over 180 metres of kerb and channelling on the western side of Kirby Street, Dirranbandi, to address defects caused by large trees on the footpath that compromise the efficient channelling of stormwater. Kirby Street is a major street in Dirranbandi which smaller residential streets feed into and which links to the main highway, the school, and hospital.$168,600$281,0000.9
    2Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Kerb and Channel Works - Andrew StThe project will install 960 metres of kerb and channelling in Andrew Street and apply a bitumen seal between the existing road and new kerb and channel. This street currently has no kerb and channelling and is subject to frequent flooding after heavy rainfall. The kerb and channelling will direct stormwater into other nearby stormwater structures to prevent water pooling.$259,200$432,0001.3
    2Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Kerb and Channel Works - Murchison StThe project will install kerb and channelling along 400m of Murchison Street (between St George's Terrace and Victoria Street), a stormwater drainage pipe on the southern side, a headwall and rock protection at the discharge site at the Balonne River, and sediment control devices and flood gates in Murchison Street. Murchison Street is a stormwater channel point for a number of nearby streets and improvements to drainage infrastructure will improve the stormwater drainage efficiency of a large sector of St George.$168,000$280,0000.9
    2Banana Shire CouncilBiloela CBD Drainage ImprovementsThe project will upgrade Biloela’s stormwater network to improve flood immunity for businesses and houses fronting Kariboe, Callide and Melton Streets within the CBD.$690,000$1,420,0004.4
    2Banana Shire CouncilMoura Raw Water Supply UpgradeThe project will construct a new 5.3km raw water trunk pipeline from the Dawson River to the Moura Water Treatment Plant and upgrade the river pump station to increase the capacity, reliability and security of the Moura/Banana Water Supply System. These works are needed to provide an adequate and reliable water supply to existing industry in the area including the resource sector and to enable full development of the region.$1,736,845$3,612,84011.2
    2Barcaldine Regional CouncilAramac Aquatic CentreThe project will replace the existing cracked and leaking pool with a new 25 metre x 6 lane swimming pool. In addition to the new pool, project works will include a water treatment plant and treatment plant building; small kiosk; installation of a children’s splash pad; refurbishment of the amenities block; and landscaping and pool fencing.$987,312$1,999,6236.2
    2Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Sports and Community Centre - Stage 2The project will construct Stage 2 of the Bundaberg Region Multi-use Sports and Community Centre including a sports/civic hall of 1500 sq. metres, community function rooms, commercial kitchen, café, amenities, and an entry foyer and lobby to the new civic hall. The project will enable the attraction of major sporting competitions, community events, and business conferences into the region. The facility will also serve as the primary functioning evacuation centre, improving emergency management coordination through consolidation of services and improving access to support in times of need.$5,000,000$12,260,00038
    2Burdekin Shire CouncilBurdekin Sewerage Switchboard UpgradeThe project will upgrade switchboards at 27 remote sewerage pump stations and two sewerage plants, and connect them to a centrally controlled Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. These works will provide Council with a more cost efficient, effective and integrated network that will meet environmental requirements. The upgrades will occur at 12 pump stations in Ayr, four in Brandon and 10 in Home Hill.$952,000$2,380,0007.4
    2Burke Shire CouncilGregory Water Treatment Plant Solar Power ProjectThe project will install a solar power system for the Gregory water treatment plant. This will include 50-kW solar array, 76 kW energy storage system, 6kW battery charger, structural supports for the solar array, replacement of diesel generator with genset and water tanks (2x225kL). The new power system will replace the existing diesel generators, improving the plant’s efficiency and reducing its environmental footprint.$655,720$1,311,4404.1
    2Central Highlands Regional CouncilBlack Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will increase the Black Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant’s capacity to 10,000 equivalent people (EP) and enable it to produce Class C disinfected recycled water. The project will upgrade the existing inlet works, construct a new process bioreactor and effluent lift pump station, and install an aerated digester and new electrical instrumentation to support equipment onsite.$5,000,000$23,457,18172.7
    2Central Highlands Regional CouncilEmerald Airport Runway UpgradeThe project will resurface and strengthen the runway, taxiway and apron bays at Emerald Airport. These works will extend the serviceable life of the runway and enable the airport to meet aircraft loading and safety requirements.$2,242,489$4,579,51714.2
    2Charters Towers Regional CouncilMosman Creek Flood Retention BasinsThe project will build two flood retention basins on Mosman Creek and its major tributary to reduce flooding and its effects on private residences, businesses, and council infrastructure in Charters Towers. These basins are expected to reduce the rate of flow by up to 70 per cent in one in 10 year flood events. This will reduce impacts on 20 residences on King, Stubley and Jane Streets and businesses on Boundary Street.$325,000$650,0002
    2Charters Towers Regional CouncilRunway Lighting - Charters Towers AirportThe project will replace the Above Ground Lighting System for the airport's sealed runway to provide new runway lighting, taxiway lighting, the illuminated wind direction indicator, and apron floodlighting. The runway lighting system is the original system installed following post-war operations at the Charters Towers Airport and has reached the end of its useful life with a potential risk of failure.$394,614$789,2282.4
    2Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire CouncilCherbourg Material Recovery Facility UpgradeThe project will upgrade the Cherbourg Material Recovery Facility to increase its annual production from 250 tonnes to 1500 tonnes. The project will improve the volume of recyclable material being sorted and compacted in a safe and environmentally friendly way and includes: a new shed to house the waste-processing machinery; installing hoppers for the public to deposit recyclable waste; new feed conveyors and work platforms and electricity supply; and constructing a cement apron along the front of the sheds.$499,000$499,0001.5
    2Cloncurry Shire CouncilCloncurry Stormwater Drainage Upgrade - Stage 2The project is Stage 2 of the Cloncurry Eastern Township Stormwater Management Project and involves the upgrade of approximately 400m of stormwater drainage channel and construction of two multi-cell road culverts at Palmer Street and Railway Street. Works include drill seeding the drain base, earthworks, and landscaping drain batters.$500,000$1,050,0003.3
    2Etheridge Shire CouncilForsayth Water Treatment PlantThe project will upgrade the water treatment plant to meet water quality criteria and the population growth needs for the township of Forsayth in Etheridge Shire. The elevated levels of manganese in the raw water supply have exceeded Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, and the situation has worsened over recent years, with high turbidity levels, outbreaks of blue-green algae and high organic suspended solids.$500,000$625,0001.9
    2Flinders Shire CouncilHughenden Aerodrome Security FenceThe project will improve security at Hughenden Aerodrome, demolishing existing barriers and constructing 5.9 km of CASA-compliant 1800mm high chain link security fence around the aerodrome. The fence will also prevent large animals from being able to access the runway, enabling 24-hour operation of the aerodrome and freeing council staff from having to clear animals from the runway and surrounds prior to a plane landing or taking off.$200,600$401,2001.2
    2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilHoward Sewerage ProjectThis project will construct a new pond sewage treatment plant and associated infrastructure to service an expanded commercial area and development of an approved over 50s / aged care facility. This system will complement the existing wastewater treatment system which is currently operating at full capacity.$3,364,500$6,729,00020.9
    2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilMaryborough Portside Cultural Precinct - Stage 3The project will revitalise Maryborough’s historic Portside precinct as a creative hub by linking heritage sites and collections into a unique, integrated cultural tourism experience. It includes the restoration and fitout of 311 and 331 Kent Street; adaptive reuse fitout and interpretive displays at the corner of Richmond and Wharf streets; interactive interpretive display and tour assets to support new cultural tourism experiences including guided tours and sound and light experiences; and interpretive public art. The project aims to establish Maryborough as a recognised destination for cultural creativity, innovation and learning.$395,000$790,0002.4
    2Fraser Coast Regional CouncilNikenbah Water and Sewerage InfrastructureThis project will provide trunk infrastructure to service the Nikenbah Emerging Community Local Plan Area. These works include installation of a water main and trunk rising sewer main, wet well and sewer pump station to service an initial 150 residential and 222 RV-friendly lots, as well as internal water and sewerage reticulation to proposed commercial and education facilities and the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct site. The project will provide the necessary infrastructure for development to commence.$1,404,010$3,100,0009.6
    2Gladstone Regional CouncilGladstone A01 Sewer Upgrade - Chapple StreetThe project will upgrade the 45 year old A01 sewage pump station to improve pumping capacity and renew the condition of the facility to extend its life for another 45 years. The pumping station currently struggles to keep up with dry weather flows and poses an environmental liability with wet weather flows. To satisfy environmental standards, the project will also include an offsite emergency storage facility, odour control measures, and will raise critical assets above flood levels.$2,000,000$6,406,00019.9
    2Gladstone Regional CouncilKirkwood Reservoir - GladstoneThe project will deliver a new 11 ML reservoir to meet the current and future water supply demands of the fast-growing area of Kirkwood, as well as supplementary water storage and greater fire-fighting capacity for the Gladstone area. The project will include earthworks, construction of the reservoir, inlet and outlet pipework, and access roads.$1,500,000$3,600,00011.2
    2Hinchinbrook Shire CouncilHinchinbrook Shared Footpath ProjectThe project will provide a 2.5m-wide approximately 3km-long fibre-reinforced concrete shared footpath. The project will provide accessibility and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and Ingham’s ageing community, particularly those using mobility scooters.$640,000$1,600,0005
    2Isaac Regional CouncilMoranbah Reservoir and Associated WorksThe project will build a new 15 ML ground level reservoir for water storage at the Moranbah Water Treatment Plant. It will provide a new supply main to integrate this with the existing reticulation system. Additionally a 970 metre gravity diversion intake pipeline will be constructed from the raw water sources to provide buffering in the 400ML storage dam. These works will increase the plant’s current one day water storage capacity to two-three days. This will address critical pressure issues that currently limit firefighting capacity in parts of Moranbah and ensure the plant complies with relevant Queensland Government guidelines.$5,295,150$10,590,30032.8
    2Livingstone Shire CouncilEmu Park Village and Foreshore RevitalisationThe project will undertake works to provide drawcard tourism facilities for residents and visitors, and amenity and facility improvements including better pedestrian connectivity and road network functionality. The project will provide place-making urban design improvements to transform Kerr, Kele and Peace Parks into safe pedestrian friendly zones, and providing linkages between recreational and retail zones within Emu Park. The project follows on from $2.5 million in works already completed/under construction.$1,800,000$4,500,00014
    2Livingstone Shire CouncilYeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will convert the Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant to a Membrane Bio Reactor Plant to cater for future growth. The plant's treatment capacity will be increased from the current 21,000 equivalent persons (EP) to 31,000EP. The existing Yeppoon Sewage Treatment Plant is expected to reach capacity in 2017.$5,000,000$14,625,00045.3
    2Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Showgrounds RedevelopmentThe project will construct a new indoor equestrian precinct with arena, stables, spectator seating, and multi-use rooms and the construction of three new commercial kitchens to allow for large community and private events. The project also includes construction of new grandstand seating with storage and rental space underneath. An existing 450mm water main that runs the length of the project site will be relocated. The equestrian precinct will be a multi-use facility and support a wide variety of horse sports for the region accommodating up to 240 horses, and a prospective venue for dog, car, boat and cattle shows.$2,307,467$4,614,93414.3
    2Mapoon Aboriginal Shire CouncilMapoon Fitness CentreThe project will upgrade the existing sport and recreation hall to provide improved facilities that will support the delivery of structured fitness related activities. Works will include an electrical upgrade of the hall to provide suitable lighting and fans, and a 120m2 (15m x 8m) extension of the hall to provide new gym and fitness facilities.$496,100$496,1001.5
    2 Maranoa Regional Council Roma Airport Runway Upgrade The project will upgrade Roma Airport’s runway to cater for more than 40 flights a week. The project will overlay the entire 30m width of the runway with new asphalt and undertake all line marking and runway shoulder works. Under CASA regulations, the current runway can only accommodate approximately 16 flights each week, which falls short of demand from regular public transport, commercial and private aircraft operations and aero-medical and other emergency services. $2,000,000 $5,283,948 16.4
    2Mareeba Shire CouncilTate River Crossing UpgradeThe project will construct a new 252m long, 4.5 m wide causeway on the Bolwarra Road Tate River Crossing 1.6m above the existing slab. The project will help build flood resilience for cattle properties, their employees and contractors, allowing cattle to be sold to market at their prime weight. The agribusiness community will also have access to food, fuel and mail, as well as access to emergency services, which can be cut off for up to three months a year.$336,000$960,0003
    2Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Shire Council Service Station UpgradeThe project will upgrade the Council's service station and mechanical workshop. The project will replace electrical wiring; install a fuel drainage system and new fuel pumps; undertake a total rebuild of the front delivery area to install a 'store-like' retail area; and security camera installation.$400,000$400,0001.2
    2Mornington Shire CouncilMornington Shire Fuel Facility UpgradeThe project will install new maritime fuel storage and delivery systems to meet relevant safety and environmental standards. This fuelling facility is the only marine fuel station in the archipelago and allows operation of the barge bringing food, materials and supplies from the mainland.$500,000$816,0002.5
    2Mount Isa City CouncilMount Isa Civic Centre and Library UpgradeThe project will replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Library and Civic Centre ensure that the Civic Complex can be appropriately temperature controlled each day of the year. The project will also replace all auxiliary systems, including ducting and exhaust fans, supply fans and associated wiring; and install a new ducted system to the currently unused upper floor.$1,084,527$2,410,0617.5
    2Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Industrial Precinct - Stage 1The project will provide infrastructure to create new industrial capacity for Charleville to meet demand from planned construction and proposed projects in the region. Works include engineering survey and subdivision of land, clearing, formation and establishment of the site, sealing road access to site, storm water drainage and service connections (water, electricity and data).$500,000$545,3001.7
    2Murweh Shire CouncilCharleville Levee Bank Erosion RemediationThe project will fix critical erosion of the levee bank, which threatens to compromise the integrity of the bank in several locations, strengthening the levee against predicted La Nina flood events likely from late 2016. The project includes re-grading of sections of the bank, filling of cracks and sinkholes, removing compromised material and replacing as necessary, and stabilising the bank with grass growth.$500,000$600,0001.9
    2Napranum Aboriginal Shire CouncilOutdoor Extension to the Napranum PCYC BuildingThe project will provide a secure fenced leisure and recreational space for Napranum youth. Facilities will include landscaping, paving, fencing, garden beds and shade sails adjacent to the existing PCYC structure.$225,212$270,2550.8
    2North Burnett Regional CouncilDeep Creek Bridge ReplacementThe project will replace the single-lane Deep Creek Bridge with a new two-lane concrete deck unit, designed to accommodate heavy vehicle loading to the current Australian loading standards. This will open up this access to heavier vehicles, and result in an increase in transport productivity. It will also improve access to market for the citrus industry, improve road user safety and improve flood resilience. Road realignments and regrading will be incorporated into the overall design to comply with line of sight distance requirements for an 80km/hr posted speed.$2,200,000$4,400,00013.6
    2Palm Island Aboriginal Shire CouncilPalm Island Sports Precinct - Essential ServicesThe project will survey, repair and replace water supply, sewerage and power connections to the Palm Island sporting precinct's facilities, including ablution block, public space and field lighting. Ablution block fitout is also included. Improved security will be installed to protect facilities and service infrastructure from vandalism.$410,993$410,9931.3
    2Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire CouncilPormpuraaw Water Upgrades ProjectThe project will address a range of community health and amenity issues affecting the Pormpuraaw potable water supply. Leaking and inadequate mains pipelines are to be replaced, supply bores treated and protected against contamination, protect pumps from heavy rain, and a new pipeline installed to provide supply to an area of cultural significance.$342,510$342,5101.1
    2Richmond Shire CouncilWater Reticulation and Drainage for Industrial Estate - RichmondThe project will provide reticulated water and stormwater drainage for a proposed 33-lot industrial estate subdivision to be developed by the Council. Works involve trenching and installation of drainage, pressurised water and hydrant systems.$500,000$650,0002
    2Rockhampton Regional CouncilFirst Turkey Mountain Bike ReserveThe project will construct mountain bike trails, a composting toilet, outdoor learning centre, bike competition event staging area, a causeway across Moores Creek for emergency services access, and signage. This will deliver the remaining elements of the First Turkey Mountain Bike Trails, the only state competition quality mountain bike facility in Central Queensland.$250,000$500,0001.6
    2Rockhampton Regional CouncilRockhampton CBD Smart Technologies and Working HubThe project will leverage rollout of the National Broadband Network in the region to provide a smart working hub to grow the digital economy; Wi-Fi 'mesh' to provide free Internet access in the CBD/riverfront; smart poles with motion sensors, CCTV and LED lighting to reduce crime; smart parking sensors to connect drivers with parking information, and digital signage to provide a modern platform for disaster, civic, tourism and event messaging. The project will enable Rockhampton to embrace the digital economy to promote investment and provide a safe, festive environment to attract people to the riverbank and CBD day and night.$2,270,000$4,548,00014.1
    2Tablelands Regional CouncilHerberton Water Supply UpgradeThe project will construct a new 2ML reservoir at the northern end of Mowbray Road to provide more capacity to store water from the Wild River Dam and more effective delivery of water to Herberton’s reticulation network. A new trunk water main will transport water from the Dam to the new reservoir and reticulation network. New pipelines will upgrade the existing aged network. The existing chlorination dosing stations will be relocated to treat water exiting the reservoir prior to entering the distribution network. Council will also implement a new pre filtration and UV disinfection system.$2,380,850$5,197,50016.1
    2Toowoomba Regional CouncilPittsworth Industrial Precinct Enabling ProjectThe project will provide new and upgraded road and sewerage infrastructure to service the Pittsworth Industrial Precinct (PIP). The works will include: 1) upgrading 2.4km of Gap Road from the Gore Highway to Helens Street to a standard that will carry PBS Level 3 multi-combination vehicles; 2) constructing a left-turn lane and longer right-turn lane to Gap Road from the Warrego Highway; and 3) construction of a sewerage network to service the existing industrial precinct and an additional 28 hectares of land being rezoned to industrial.$4,865,541$9,770,00030.3
    2Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Enterprise Hub Stimulus ProjectThe project will construct a vital integrated transport, stormwater management and utilities corridor to service the northern precinct of the Toowoomba Trade Gateway. This includes: construction of approximately 5.3km of trunk water main; upgrade to 1.7km of Nass Road; construction of the principal wall for the detention basin for the Charlton North Stormwater Catchment as part of the embankment of Nass Road; and an extension of approximately 1.4km of the utilities network.$4,532,676$9,950,00030.8
    2Toowoomba Regional CouncilToowoomba Railway Goods Shed RepairThe project will repair and refurbish the 120-year-old Toowoomba Railway Goods Shed, a site of significant heritage value, to provide a focal point for the community with food and beverage outlets, a place for markets, functions and events, and cultural activities such as artists in residence. The project has five deliverables: 1) refurbished goods shed, 2) landscaping, 3) main vehicles entry, 4) new water/fire mains, 5) vegetation clearing in Gowrie Creek.$5,000,000$10,000,00031
    2Townsville City CouncilTownsville Southern Suburbs Sewerage MainThe project will construct an 11.15km rising main pipeline through the suburbs of Annandale and Idalia to the Cleveland Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant. The project will alleviate increasing pressure on Townsville’s southern sewerage network and ensure its operation for the next 30 years, and provide new capacity for growth in residential development, the Lavarack Barracks, Townsville Hospital and James Cook University.$5,000,000$24,289,05075.3
    2Weipa Town AuthorityCritical Sewer Upgrades - WeipaThe project will reline approximately 2.1km of sewer mains, which are in, at best, average to below-average condition. These works will continue the current program to repair and reline sewer lines based on condition assessments undertaken in 2004 and 2007.$264,500$529,0001.6
    2Weipa Town AuthorityRocky Point Fireflow UpgradesThe project will upgrade existing water mains, install new trunk mains, remove existing dead ends, and install rider mains. These works will increase water pressure and fire flow rates, which will improve community safety by making it easier to fight fires.$370,250$740,5002.3
    2Whitsunday Regional CouncilRevitalisation of the Collinsville ShowgroundThe project will continue the revitalisation of the Collinsville Showgrounds by: upgrading the showground's ‘RV Friendly Park’ area including developing a 2000m2 hardstand area and upgrading site services; and installing new fencing around the main area.$254,000$508,0001.6
    1Balonne Shire CouncilEffective Effluent Reuse Project - St GeorgeThis project seeks to re-use the treated sewage effluent water from the township of St George for irrigation of Lucerne crops. The project will include building works to establish the system, installation of the irrigation system, upgrade of the dam and establishment of the crop.$467,038$489,0381.5
    1Balonne Shire CouncilSt George Airport Infrastructure UpgradeThe project at St George Airport is to install sub-surface drainage, repaint all line markings, upgrade runway lights and reseal the General Aviation Apron. The Airport provides a twice weekly passenger transport service for St George and surrounds and is also used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Angel Flight and General Aviation.$170,000$170,0000.5
    1Blackall-Tambo Regional CouncilTambo Sawmill Infrastructure UpgradeThe project is to re-commission the Tambo sawmill and undertake significant upgrades and overhaul to machinery and equipment to enable commercial operations to re-commence. The Blackall-Tambo Regional Council purchased the mill in 2014 with a view to re-open the mill to stimulate employment and industry in this regional area.$262,250$487,2501.5
    1Boulia Shire CouncilBoulia Reservoir UpgradeThe project is to address deficiencies of drinking water for Boulia and Urandangie and includes the replacement of the Boulia Reservoir roof. The new roof design ensures safety of the water supply from potential contaminates such as bird droppings, insect and rodent infiltration.$479,680$479,6801.4
    1Boulia Shire CouncilDonohue Highway Emergency Landing StripThe project is to widen Donohue Highway and to seal 2 kilometres to provide an emergency landing strip and overtaking lane. The proposed section of highway is from chainage 223 to 225 kilometres and will be widened to 10 metres. The current road is a gravel road surface in poor condition.$454,372$908,7452.7
    1Bulloo Shire CouncilThargomindah Airport TerminalThe current Thargomindah Airport building is in disrepair and facilities are sub-standard meaning an upgrade is not possible and a new terminal is required. The current terminal has inadequate space and many commuters have to wait outside sometimes in extreme weather conditions. A new terminal will deliver an improved and welcoming gateway to Thargomindah for commuters and will incorporate necessary security requirements while providing better passenger and disabled facilities as well as an aircrew restroom.$492,407$492,4071.5
    1Bundaberg Regional CouncilBundaberg Region Multi-use Sports and Community CentreThe project is for the development of the Bundaberg Region multi-use sports and community centre. It will include a three court sports hall, gymnastics hall, weight and cardio exercise area and group fitness area. It will also incorporate community meeting rooms, kitchen and canteen facilities. Bundaberg Regional Council has secured a partnership with PCYC to manage the daily operations of the complex. This project will provide enormous benefit to a broad range of stakeholders including increased economic opportunities through business and investment, increased employment and a purpose built facility for community organisations.$5,000,000$14,500,00043.5
    1Bundaberg Regional CouncilStage 1A Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant will provide infrastructure to unlock sustainable development, create jobs and facilitate private investment in residential, commercial and industrial development. Bundaberg Regional Council has purchased a greenfield site and obtained development and environmental approval and constructed eight kilometres of a sewerage pipeline. The project will also replace two existing flood-prone wastewater treatment plants when completed. Bundaberg and Coral Coast is a lifestyle destination with strong growth prospects however lack of wastewater infrastructure is a critical constraint.$5,000,000$62,050,000186.2
    1Burke Shire CouncilDoomadgee to Burketown Optical Fibre Link ProjectThe project is to install 90.6 km of Fibre Optic cable to provide high-speed (ADSL 2+) broadband internet, 4G mobile phone services and a Wi-Fi hotspot, significantly improving telecommunications access for Burketown. Burketown is currently reliant on an aging and overburdened radio network for all mobile and internet access. This project will have far-reaching benefits for local government operations, businesses, health and education services, and emergency management, as well as providing greater connectivity, safety and improved lifestyle for the region's residents and visitors. Total cost of the project is $3,897,775 with Burke Shire Council providing $1,948,887.50 and seeking the remaining $1,948,887.50 from BOR. Telstra Corporation is providing in-kind support of $370,000 through the provision of additional works to upgrade the Burketown telecommunications exchange, upgrade the mobile tower (4G enabled) and installation of Wi-Fi infrastructure.$1,948,888$3,897,77511.7
    1Cairns Regional CouncilCollins Avenue Bridge RenewalThe Collins Avenue Bridge Renewal project is to replace an ageing structure and to improve flood mitigation of the waterway. The new structure will result in a 2 Span Concrete Bridge capable of supporting the competing needs of a highly trafficked road and an important pedestrian/cyclist route. The new structure will meet the needs of the Heavy Transport Industry, whilst reducing obstructions within the Saltwater Creek system, resulting in Environmental Improvements and gains in Flood Management. It is a critical component of the Edge Hill, Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Airport connection.$1,500,000$3,100,0009.3
    1Carpentaria Shire CouncilExpansion of the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, KarumbaThe project is to redevelop and expand the existing Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre (LWBDC) into a substantial regional tourist and community facility. It will comprise an Interpretive Centre exploring the life cycle of the barramundi, ponds for the hatchlings and a fishing experience for visitors, a souvenir and merchandise shop, restaurant and conference centre. This project will provide employment for up to 26 people which will substantively replace the job losses expected through the closure of MMG port operations at the end of 2015. The Centre will provide a regional boost to the local tourism industry and provide a benefit for the community through the provision of meeting and recreational space.$4,894,943$9,789,88629.4
    1Cassowary Coast Regional CouncilMission Beach Aquatic FacilityThe Mission Beach Aquatic project will provide the Cassowary coast region with a water based community asset that not only performs as a sporting and recreational facility, but a social gathering precinct and tourist facilities. It includes a 25m lap pool, a rainforest themed leisure pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an administration amenity and catering facilities. The facility will provide safe swimming options during the hot tropical summer when marine stingers prevent ocean swimming.$3,490,000$7,391,27422.2
    1Central Highlands Regional CouncilCarnarvon Gorge Road UpgradeCarnarvon Gorge Road is the main access road to the Carnarvon Gorge tourist attraction and is in poor condition and in need of an upgrade. The project includes sealing of the last 15 km of road, drainage, minor alignment upgrades, pavements and guidance systems and flood mitigation works. The Gorge is identified as a major tourist attraction with visitation numbers of 65,000 a year and is an economic driver for the region.$4,250,000$8,500,00025.5
    1Charters Towers Regional CouncilEffluent Reuse Upgrades - Charters TowersThe project is to increase the capabilities of the Charters Towers Sewerage Treatment Plant to improve the quality of the effluent reuse. It will include installation of an online chlorine analyser and flow paced chlorine re-dosing system, located adjacent to the existing pump station. The current effluent network is at capacity, therefore the proposal also includes an increase in effluent reuse opportunities within Charters Towers, with an installation of a new pump station and rising main to expand the effluent network. The Charters Towers Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) currently treats approximately 3ML/day of sewage.$837,590$1,675,1805
    1Cloncurry Shire CouncilMajor Infrastructure Upgrade of the Cloncurry SaleyardsThe project is to upgrade facilities at the Cloncurry Saleyards, which is the second largest cattle-handling facility in Queensland. Components of the project will focus on the dipping, clearing and spelling facilities for livestock in transit bound for domestic and international markets, as well as environmental, biosecurity, and health and safety compliance measures. The upgrade will ensure the Saleyards remain operational and economically viable.$1,000,000$2,283,0006.8
    1 Cook Shire Council Cooktown Airport Aviation Park The Cooktown Airport Aviation Park project is to develop an Industrial estate at the Cooktown airport. Principal activities will be aviation related, including aircraft engine, airframe, instrument and cabin maintenance, signage and spray painting, general aviation arrivals and departures and training. Building our Regions funding will contribute to construction of a new taxiway to service the lots. $500,000 $990,000 3
    1Diamantina Shire CouncilBirdsville Caravan Park RedevelopmentThe Birdsville caravan park is ageing and the park needs to be able to provide modern new facilitates for the thousands of people who use the facilities each year. The project will deliver four new amenities blocks, four new self contained cabins, a camp kitchen, and an upgrade to the underground power including delivering power to new camp sites. The Caravan Park is the single largest provider of short and long term affordable traveller accommodation in the town of Birdsville.$500,000$1,500,0004.5
    1Douglas Shire CouncilEnabling Aged Care in Mossman Far North QueenslandThe Mossman Aged Care Facilities project comprises land provision by council and enabling infrastructure support for the delivery of aged care facilities. Specifically the enabling infrastructure and operational works include the development of Council’s adjacent road network, sewerage and drainage, headworks and sub-station external to the aged care building. The project is in a partnership with the Salvation Army and the Mossman District Nursing Home committee.$544,150$1,150,3003.5
    1Douglas Shire CouncilPort Douglas Water Supply ReservoirPort Douglas Water supply has a number of issues relating to the water supply system including low water pressure, insufficient water storage, and deterioration of the pipes in the trunk and distribution systems. The project is to design and build a new, larger and higher placed 20ML reservoir above the 53m elevation contour AHD, dedicated inlet and outlet mains of approximately 2.5km and an access road of approximately 0.6km.$5,000,000$13,490,53840.5
    1Etheridge Shire CouncilNew Water Reservoir - GeorgetownThe project will see the construction of a 3.0mL Reservoir plus the ancillary components that will ensure that the reservoir will be connected to the Water Treatment Plant and then to the town's reticulated system. This project will provide the Etheridge Shire Council with an adequate water storage facility that first meets the legislative requirements, and secondly it will meet the demands of modest future growth within the township from potential irrigation projects such as (IFED and GRAP) plus other unrelated projects such as Wind & Hydro Projects.$500,000$514,0001.5
    1Gladstone Regional CouncilMiriam Vale Water Treatment Plant UpgradeMiriam Vale water is sourced from ground and surface supplies and the current treatment plant is operating at sub-optimal standards particularly with issues regarding the treatment of the water. The project will include a new water treatment plant which will incorporate processes to capture and remove toxins associated with blue green algae and other aesthetic issues. This will ensure the Miriam Vale community has access to safe and reliable drinking water.$1,590,484$3,439,98910.3
    1Gympie Regional CouncilSmithfield Street Revitalisation ProjectThe Smithfield Street Revitalisation Project represents a key stage of an ongoing Council initiative aimed at securing the future sustainability of Gympie’s Town Centre as an attractive and desirable place to live, work, recreate and visit. The project will deliver cost-effective streetscape improvements by the introduction of new street furniture, pedestrian crossing points, significant street tree planting and landscaping, streetscape lighting, public art, and widened pedestrian pavement areas to encourage alfresco dining and encourage an 'eat street' atmosphere.$1,320,000$2,640,0007.9
    1Isaac Regional CouncilMoranbah Resource Recovery Centre Replacement ProjectThe project is to replace the existing Phase 1 landfill at the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre through the development of a new landfill. There will be a continuation of existing operations and it is expected that the transition will result in improved efficiency in both waste reception and landfill operations. This project is critical in ensuring Moranbah can meet the provision of waste infrastructure to serve the regional community, mining sector and supporting industries. $3,580,000$7,160,00021.5
    1Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire CouncilMechanical Workshop Upgrade - KowanyamaThe project is to replace the roof of the Mechanical workshop and undertake electrical upgrades. The roof of the workshop has deteriorated over the years and has caused water damage to equipment due to a leaking roof. Both light and heavy equipment used for roadworks in the community are maintained and serviced at the workshop. Some electrical fires have already occurred believed to have been as a result of water leaking into the building and there is now a concern that the workshop is not safe.$100,560$110,5600.3
    1Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire CouncilLockhart River Water ParkThis project aims to design and construct a water park and associated infrastructure including a concrete splashpad with soft-fall cover, spray features, and a tipping bucket (funding permitting). Design, site options and final costings are still being investigated. The project would provide the local community a range of recreation opportunities. Entry to the water park would be linked to school attendance, thereby incentivising attendance.$400,000$500,0001.5
    1Mackay Regional CouncilMackay Regional Sewage Pump Station Resilience UpgradesThis project will deliver critical upgrades to identified sewage pump stations (SPS) at 40 different sites across the Mackay Region. The upgrades will significantly improve the resilience and reliability of the SPS and improve access to the sites during emergency events. The works will involve upgrades to switchboards (four of which will be uplifted to ensure an acceptable level of flood immunity), vent poles, accesses and wet well rehabilitations as well as installation of sensor devices for smart sewer monitoring. The switchboard upgrades will also include the installation of quick plugs to enable the use of generators in times of power failure, increasing the resilience of the SPS to be able to operate during emergency events.$2,249,902$4,554,33813.7
    1Maranoa Regional CouncilRoma Flood Mitigation Project - Stage 2This project is the next stage of the Roma Flood Mitigation Project for additional flood mitigation measures to provide a greater resilience against future flood events for the Roma Community. The additional flood mitigation measures include levees, diversion channels and dam expansion. Extensive flood modelling work demonstrates that a combination of measures provides the most effective and best value-for-money flood mitigation solution for the Roma community.$3,090,000$8,320,00025
    1 Mareeba Shire Council Kuranda Suburban Water Security Project This project will deliver drinking-water security and provide critical water-holding capacity in Kuranda by constructing an additional 500-kilolitre reservoir at Mason Road and replacing the existing 350-kilolitre reservoir on Warril Drive with a new 500-kilolitre reservoir. This will immediately ease the burden on the booster pumps and provide additional storage for firefighting, emergencies and anticipated population growth. $650,000 $1,300,000 3.9
    1Mareeba Shire CouncilMareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Treatment Plant WorksThis project is to complete the next stage of the Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, providing new biological nutrient removal treatment works and sludge management infrastructure. This project will ensure a sustainable wastewater treatment system that provides for current and future populations whilst providing environmental benefits for the receiving waters of Two Mile Creek (a tributary of the Mitchell catchment).$1,500,000$15,000,00045
    1McKinlay Shire CouncilJulia Creek Membrane Bioreactor Sewage Treatment UpgradeThe Membrane Bioreactor Package Sewerage Treatment Plant will enable the resolution of the failure, non-compliance and environmental issues currently experienced by the existing sewerage treatment plant (STP). The ongoing failure of the existing STP results in releases that are non compliant with environmental licence conditions, and has in the past resulted in Council being issued with costly infringement notices.$275,000$550,0001.7
    1Murweh Shire CouncilEstablishment of New Town Bore to Secure Water Supply - CharlevilleThe project will construct a new water bore to depth of approximately 800 metres and a capacity of 200 residences, businesses and lots. The location is across the river from Charleville and within proximity to the existing network of supply pipes. The project will concentrate on securing the supply of water to residents living outside the protection of the Charleville's levy bank and prone to severe flooding events and isolation.$485,000$495,0001.5
    1Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Sewerage System UpgradeComplementing previous projects, the Cunnamulla Sewer Upgrade will modernise Cunnamulla’s sewerage reticulation and sewage treatment and increase capacity for future flows as the town develops. The project includes: A. Construction of 9m x 10m sludge drying beds at Cunnamulla Sewage Treatment Plant including access for machinery and accumulation/recirculation of leachate; B. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 3: 6.2m deep x 2.2m dia, at Stockyard St, Cunnamulla. C. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 4: 7.5m deep x 2.2m dia, at Murray St, Cunnamulla. D. Upgrade of sewer pumpstation 5: 7.2m deep x 2.2m dia, at Bowra St, Cunnamulla. The sewer pumpstation upgrades include concrete repairs, protective coatings, new internal pipework, fittings and pumps. New Work Health and Safety compliant pumpstation lids and covers, switchboards and pump controllers will also be installed. Construction will be by specialist contractors, with Council staff involved in ancillary, earthworks and supervision components."$330,509$490,5091.5
    1Paroo Shire CouncilCunnamulla Watermain UpgradeThe project is to modernise Cunnamulla’s watermain network and ensure ongoing capacity for the town and to replace the existing asbestos cement and cast iron pipes. The project includes approximately 1,840m of new watermain which will improve pressure and flow in the town, and will involve trenching in road and footpaths, installation of pipes, fire hydrants and valves, backfilling and reinstatement of roads and footpaths and connection to existing reticulation. The project also includes installation of markers and new property services, including road crossings. The improvements will also enhance fire-fighting capabilities and provide for future development and consumption for the town.$478,660$568,6601.7
    1Quilpie Shire CouncilBulloo Park Redevelopment Stage 1Bulloo Park is the primary sporting and event facility in Quilpie and services a large and diverse range of users. The project entails the development of a contemporary and efficient function facility including toilets and a large undercover area for the primary sporting and community complex in Quilpie Shire. The project will ensure that the facilities at Bulloo Park are kept operational and functional and will improve the aesthetic appeal to attract participation and hiring of the facilities. Bulloo Park is also one of two venues identified as Quilpie Evacuation Centre locations as flooding and bushfires pose major risks to the town.$500,000$1,300,0003.9
    1 Rockhampton Regional Council Mount Morgan Sewerage Extension Project This project is the second stage of a larger proposed sewer strategy for Mount Morgan which will ultimately see reticulated sewerage services to approximately 450 properties. The second stage (the subject of this application) will provide sewer connections to 136 properties north of the Dee River. The existing sewer network will be expanded to allow for the required number of connection points to the various properties, and includes the construction of Railway Parade sewage pumping station and associated rising main, in addition to approximately 3.25 km of gravity sewer mains. $1,000,000 $2,000,000 6
    1Scenic Rim Regional CouncilBromelton State Development Area Stage 1 Trunk WatermainThe project is to supply and install a 6.1 km Trunk Water main connecting the Beaudesert Water Treatment Plant to the Bromelton Structure Plan Area (BSPA). This will enable the provision of reticulated water supply to Stage 1 of the Bromelton State Development Area. Without a connection to reticulated water supply, no further development of the BSPA can occur. This critical community infrastructure is therefore a catalyst for the significant economic growth and employment opportunities that the BSDA offers the Scenic Rim Region.$3,287,875$6,575,75019.7
    1Tablelands Regional CouncilRavenshoe Wastewater Treatment Plant UpgradeThe project will deliver the upgrade of the Ravenshoe Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP). An upgrade is required because the current STP is approximately 50 years old and is exceeding its design life. The project will increase the quantity of sewerage able to be received and improve the effluent quality discharged to the Milstream river, which is the water supply for the residents of Millstream North and South 10km downstream.$2,500,000$5,000,00015
    1Toowoomba Regional CouncilSteger Road Infrastructure Enabling Project - Toowoomba Enterprise HubThis project will construct an asphalt-surfaced, two-lane road, with provision to accommodate trunk public utility plant and other utility service infrastructure. The project will provide a link for road transport and trunk utility between a planned multi-nodal inland port and the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub (TEH). The TEH is one of Queensland's largest industrial zones. This project and the planned inland port will develop and service the growing industrial demands of the agriculture and resources sector and play a major role in growing Southern Queensland's regional economies.$2,889,850$6,779,70020.3
    1Weipa Town AuthorityEvans Landing Boat Ramp Car Park - Stage 2This project will complete Stage Two - Evans Landing Public Boat Ramp additional features, which will construct: a concrete pad and de-rigging bays; additional lighting; amenities building; water bubblers; full kerbing; security fencing; bin bay (including concrete slab); shaded picnic facilities; and landscaping. The project will add to the functionality and amenity of the boat launching facility of the basic boat ramp car park, boat ramp and pontoon (which is due to be completed by the end of 2015).$281,511$573,5211.7
    1Weipa Town AuthorityWeipa Water and Sewerage UpgradesFunding is sought to undertake various water and sewerage infrastructure projects. The four separate project components are: (1) upgrade to sewerage pump stations A and E stations which are currently outdated and not compliant; (2) Lorim Point/Evans Landing Water Disinfection - water is sourced from a bore and not currently disinfected; (3) Rocky Point fire mains upgrades to meet fire flow requirements; and (4) replacement and repair to various sewer infrastructure servicing Rocky Point and Trunding.$1,548,241$3,096,4829.3
    1Western Downs Regional CouncilChinchilla Potable Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Stage 1The project will upgrade the existing raw water pump station, construct a new Potable Water Treatment Plant (PWTP) and a new 3.5 ML Potable Water Reservoir and High Service Pumping Station. The current PWTP capacity does not meet demand, and due to its age is utilising outdated technology and will no longer be operational within four years. In addition to servicing the community, the project will seek to value-add a current waste-product (water) of the coal seam gas industry into an economic opportunity.$5,000,000$21,500,00064.5
    1Winton Shire CouncilWinton Shire Geothermal Power GenerationWinton Shire Council plans to build a geothermal power generation system which includes constructing two 150 kW generation plants, with a combined capacity able to service most of the peak load power demanded from Council's assets on the Shire's 4.4 km private network. This project is expected to offset expected increases in Council's power charges, ensure reliable power supply and provide an opportunity for Council to raise revenue by selling any excess power.$500,000$3,086,5009.3

     

    * Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by capital works).

  • Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) identifies innovation opportunities to deliver environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities in Queensland.

    EDQ's dedicated innovation team works with governments, industry and universities to research and demonstrate innovative technologies and initiatives.

    By identifying future industry challenges and opportunities we're helping Queensland's development sector to be more innovative.

    Planning for the future

    EDQ's innovation team delivers trial and demonstration projects that are commercially viable, resource efficient, climate resilient and future ready. New and emerging technology can be complex and disruptive. We help to manage this through fact finding, identifying new opportunities and facilitating projects.

    Innovation priorities

    EDQ examines trends in planning and development and identifies ways innovation can be used as a catalyst for growth. Our innovation priorities include:

    • clean energy: from large-scale solar to 'behind the meter' renewables (i.e. development side)
    • design innovation: creative approaches to planning and development
    • digital connectivity: maximising the benefits of technology by connecting people and developments
    • innovation and knowledge precinct strategies: focusing on new knowledge and job creation
    • sustainable resource use: creating efficient developments for a better future
    • transport and mobility strategies: advancing connectivity for EDQ developments.

    EDQ innovation projects

    EDQ continues to innovate across our portfolio of projects, from pioneering small lot development at Fitzgibbon Chase (see below), to identifying solar farm opportunities on future industrial land (see Aldoga Renewable Energy Project). We have also gained UDIA EnviroDevelopment Five or Six Leaf accreditations for many of our projects.

    Other key innovation demonstrations include:

    Eat Street Northshore carpark

    Wireless solar+battery remote controlled lights have been installed in the carpark next to Eat Street Northshore. The relocatable infrastructure  means the technology can be cost effectively moved and used at other sites in the future. This project provides significant cost savings and flexibility with lighting infrastructure.

    eat street carpark

    Australia's first Electric Vehicle infrastructure planning guide

    The Electric Vehicle (EV) is an innovative technology that presents a unique opportunity for Queensland. To encourage uptake, a network of EV charging infrastructure is required to allow uninhibited long-distance travel. EDQ has published a planning guide to assist government authorities, town planners, developers and landholders looking at installing EV charging infrastructure.

    Download EDQ's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure guide (PDF icon 1.89 MB)

    electric vehicle charge station

    The Nest. Live upstairs. Work downstairs

    Innovative urban and building design comes into play at The Nest at Fitzgibbon Chase. This unique Brisbane precinct combines two-storey business and residential opportunities. The development includes a downstairs floorplan which offers a dedicated work space or retail area with street frontage, and a one or two-bedroom residential space upstairs.

    nest live upstairs work downstairs

  • Certain proposed developments for a Priority Development Area (PDA) may be identified in a PDA planning instrument or through a separate process as ‘PDA-associated development’. This means the development is located outside the PDA.

    PDA-associated development is dealt with under the Economic Development Act 2012 in the same way as development within a PDA.

    If your proposed development satisfies the criteria for a PDA-associated development, EDQ can provide guidance on the request for declaration process.

    For more information download the Introduction to PDA-associated development ( PDF icon 430 KB)

    Declared PDA-associated development

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    QWB-2017-1 Queens Wharf Brisbane Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 538 638 as trustee for the Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operating Trust, QWB Residential Precinct Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 792 329 as trustee for the QWB Residential Precinct Operations Trust and Jupiters Limited ACN 010 741 045 Area A is located on land adjacent to the PDA boundary at the corner of Queen and George Street, across William Street and Queens Wharf Road, down to the foreshore area beneath Queens Wharf Road to Victoria Bridge and the Brisbane River, more properly described as part of Queen Street, part of unallocated State land (part of the Brisbane River) and part of Lot 533 on SP231897 (part of the Riverside Expressway) Area A: Queen Street public realm and water connection services work development is described as public realm improvement work including footpath works, landscape works, roadworks, foreshore improvements, associated ancillary works, and water connection services work which may involve material change of use, operational work, building work and reconfiguring a lot PDA-assessable development View details
    QWB-2017-2 Queens Wharf Brisbane Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 538 638 as trustee for the Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operating Trust, QWB Residential Precinct Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 792 329 as trustee for the QWB Residential Precinct Operations Trust and Jupiters Limited ACN 010 741 045 Area B is located on land from the middle of the Brisbane River (at the edge of the QWB PDA) to a landing point in the South Bank Parklands, more properly described as part of unallocated State land (part of the Brisbane River), Lot A on AP22187 (part of the Brisbane River – Russell Street pontoon), part of Lot 902 on CP839764 (part of the Clem Jones Promenade and the Brisbane River adjacent to the ferry terminal), part of Lot 934 on SP251794 (South Bank Parklands) and part of unallocated State land (part of the Brisbane River) Area B: Pedestrian bridge (part of the total bridge span) development is described as part of a pedestrian bridge spanning the Brisbane River and landing in the South Bank Parklands, including establishment of a food and drink outlet on the bridge deck and associated ancillary works which may involve material change of use, building work, operational work and reconfiguring a lot PDA-assessable development View details
    QWB-2017-3 Queens Wharf Brisbane Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 538 638 as trustee for the Destination Brisbane Consortium Integrated Resort Operating Trust, QWB Residential Precinct Operations Pty Ltd ACN 608 792 329 as trustee for the QWB Residential Precinct Operations Trust and Jupiters Limited ACN 010 741 045 Area C is located on land in road reserve from the boundary of the PDA at Queens Wharf Road, along North Quay to the intersection with Turbot Street where the new sewer line will connect with the S1 trunk sewer network, more properly described as part of Queens Wharf Road, part of Victoria Bridge, part of North Quay (including Lot 12 on SP180752), part of Turbot Street and part of Lot 533 on SP231897 (part of the Riverside Expressway) Area C: New trunk sewer development is described as a new trunk sewer including the construction of a sewer and associated ancillary works, which may involve operational work and building work PDA-assessable development View details

     

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  • Remote Area Boards (RABs) have flexibility to use funding for a wide range of projects and activities. Assessment of proposed projects is based on how the project meets the following funding objectives:

    • support Queensland Government priorities
    • deliver regional economic outcomes
    • grow regional investment and economic development opportunities
    • support regional employment and skills opportunities
    • foster greater regional economic coordination and capability.

    To date, funding has been used for a range of initiatives such as those related to developing tourism products, attracting and retaining regional business and investment and improving industry services.

    Current projects with funding support

    Cape York Sustainable Futures

    • Destination Cape York – building a tourism industry future

    Gulf Savannah Development

    • Enhancing digital resilience and digital capability in the Gulf
    • Lower Gulf marine (and Riverine) Infrastructure and Economic Development Project

    Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone

    • Assess alternatives to SWER lines at McKinlay Shire, consider renewables
    • Commercial and industrial transport and logistics facility for regional NWQ
    • Work to establish Stage 1 Cloncurry bio-fuels and waste treatment precinct
    • Develop new outback Queensland tourism routes

    Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board

    • Digital strategy implementation South West Regional Economic Development

    South West Regional Economic Development

    • Supplying premium meat products from outback Queensland
    • South West Queensland Tourism Industry Development Program

    Previous projects

    Cape York Sustainable Futures

    • An enterprising tourism future for Cape York Peninsula
    • A journey of discovery – overland telegraph drive tourism experiences
    • Growing ecotourism on Cape York
    • Business and economic opportunities for Cape York Peninsula communities

    Gulf Savannah Development

    • Developing the Gulf – raising tourism enterprise capability and providing regional leadership in tourism development
    • Gilbert River infrastructure investment profile
    • Regional investment and migration project – three stages
    • Gilbert River irrigation area crop trials
    • Gulf Savannah skills survey

    Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Development Zone

    • Assessment of possible solutions for Mt Isa/Cloncurry water security
    • Regional promotion and participation in Regional Queensland showcase
    • Overlanders Way tourism education
    • Investigate potential investment opportunities in North West Queensland
    • Cloncurry bulk load-out facility master plan
    • Flinders River agricultural precinct
    • White Mountain National Park northern access
    • 50 Year Plan – port, rail and transport (Mount Isa to Townsville)
    • Implementation of North West regional plan outcomes to grow Western Queensland
    • Flinders River agricultural forum and industry field day
    • North West Queensland strategic development study

    Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board

    • Mobile coverage assessment
    • Far West Queensland tourism development action plan implementation
    • Participation in Regional Queensland showcase
    • ICT blueprint for regionally coordinated infrastructure across the Central West
    • Digital evolution stage 2 – NBN attraction and digital awareness
    • Central West Queensland tourism development action plan implementation

    South West Regional Economic Development

    • The Cooper Basin and South West resources sector supply chain capability development
    • Our product, growing our industry - tourism on the Natural Sciences Loop
    • Regional Queensland Showcase presentation - SWRED 2015
    • Economic Investment Potential of the Kangaroo Industry in Queensland project
    • Revitalising the Western Rail line project
    • Maximising the tourism opportunity for “The home of the natural sciences” in South West Queensland
    • Natural Sciences Loop Stage II: interactive web portal and other digital technology to promote tourism
    • South West Queensland digital communication and conferencing facilities project
    • South West Queensland livestock transportation, “Which track road or rail” project
    • Natural Sciences Loop Stage III: strategy development and improvements to the Natural Sciences Loop and greater tourism products
  • Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is a leader in planning, development and infrastructure innovation.

    Working closely with state and local government, industry, business and local residents, EDQ delivers projects with community and economic benefits. Our success stories include:

    The Village, New Home Test Drive

    village new home test drive

    The New Home Test Drive is an Australian first 'try-before-you-buy' approach launched in 2018. It gives genuine buyers the chance to stay in a new three-bedroom home for up to two nights in EDQ's master-planned community, The Village, in Townsville.

    Prospective owners can experience life in The Village before committing to buy, which and helps to remove some of the guesswork involved in building a new home.

    The experience is managed through Airbnb. 

    Aldoga Renewable Energy Project

    aldoga renewable energy project

    Global energy giant ACCIONA Energy was selected to develop a $400 million solar energy project on a 762 hectare underused site at Aldoga in the Gladstone State Development Area. It is expected to deliver up to 250 megawatts (AC) at full capacity - enough energy to supply 122,000 households.

    Supporting 240 jobs during construction and 10 jobs in operation, the project stimulates economic growth, innovation and supports the state’s renewable energy targets.

    As part of the project ACCIONA Energy will establish a community benefits fund of $50,000 to $120,000 per year (up to $3.6 million over the 30-year lease) to support local community groups and research and education programs.

    (Image shown is ACCIONA Energy’s Sishen Solar Park, similar to the planned Aldoga renewable energy project.)

    Sunshine Coast Industrial Park

    sunshine coast industrial park

    The Sunshine Coast Industrial Park is constructed on 215 hectares in Bells Creek. The estate has 73 lots across 78 hectares of developed industrial land and has attracted small local businesses as well as national and multinational companies.

    The park is home to a wide variety of industrial activities including cabinet making, transport and logistics and marine construction. 

    It is estimated the park will employ close to 4500 people and contribute $540 million a year to the local economy on completion.

    This EDQ investment provides a platform for industry on the Sunshine Coast.

    COHORT: coworking and innovation hub

    cohort coworking space

    Nestled in the heart of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, COHORT is a launchpad for health and technology start-ups, incubators, entrepreneurs, accelerators and investors.  

    Following its former use within the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, EDQ repurposed and refitted the building. Local Gold Coast operator Co Spaces were appointed to manage the facility.

    COHORT offers private offices, flexible co-working desks, bespoke tenancies, shared meetings rooms, an event space, board room, kitchen, end of trip facilities, podcast studio and a boardroom.