The Morrison Governments investment in economic stimulus is flowing, with a number of local footpaths set to be upgraded or constructed for the first time.
Right in the heart of Boonah, Melbourne and Cossart Streets which are critical entry ways to the Boonah Showgrounds and Caravan park are set to benefit.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has announced the funding boost will come from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
“The Australian Government is set to provide $214,000 to the Scenic Rim Regional Council to undertake a number of local footpath upgrades and safety repairs in Boonah.
“This builds on funding provided for roads and other assets across the district, which is supporting local jobs, local suppliers and local businesses.
“As a local, I know the Showgrounds are important to the town – with various events and tourists in and out each day. These upgrades will better connect the centre of town with the grounds and improve safety for those out walking the dog or for an afternoon stroll,” Mr Buchholz said.
Local councillor Marshall Chalk welcomed the funding for Boonah, saying the investment would enable council to deliver the upgrades.
“This funding injection will remove trip hazards, replace uneven concrete and ensure pram and access ramps are replaced to be to current standards.
“There is no doubt we have an older population and navigating through this particular section can be difficult, particularly during high traffic times or after a little rain.
“I look forward to seeing these upgrades get underway and completed to improve connections to the CBD for residents, campers and day visitors,” Cr Chalk said.