Scenic Rim Regional Council will be able to start work on crucial new projects following an early cash injection of $1,561,606 under the Financial Assistance Grants program from the Coalition Government.
Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright, said the Coalition Government has made an early payment of 50 per cent of the 2018-19 Financial Assistance Grants funding to Scenic Rim Regional Council to help support the delivery of essential services and local infrastructure.
“This is a major windfall for the Scenic Rim as they rely on this grant funding to fund a wide range of local projects and services including public infrastructure maintenance, environmental programs, healthy and active programs and library services,” Mr Buchholz said.
“This is on top of the other support offered to local councils through a range of other targeted funding programs including Roads to Recovery, Bridges to Renewal, the Building Better Regions Fund and Regional Growth Fund.”
Scenic Rim Mayor, Cr Greg Christensen, said the Financial Assistance Grants are a vital part of recurring funding for Council and will allow it to continue to deliver programs and services for the community, based on local needs.
“This funding from the Federal Government will allow us to continue to make the Scenic Rim Regional Council the best it can be and helps to mitigate financial pressures for ratepayers,” Cr Christensen said.
“Financial Assistance Grants are an important source of revenue for Council as they allow us to continue to invest in the infrastructure we need for our growing region.
“I thank Scott Buchholz and the Coalition Government for the early release of this funding towards our local priorities, which will make a real difference to our community.”