Economic recovery in the Scenic Rim will get a $2,218,000 boost, as part of $10.7 million in bushfire recovery projects announced by the Australian and Queensland governments.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz announced the funding while visiting the Tamborine Mountain library on Friday, a site that will benefit from $2,142,000 in funding.
Mr Buchholz said the fourth and final round of Local Economic Recovery projects was announced earlier in the week, under a joint investment of $36.8 million to support recovery in Queensland communities hit hard by the 2019-20 bushfires.
Three projects in the Scenic Rim have been selected for funding, to support disaster resilience and assist households and businesses on the recovery journey.
“In the Scenic Rim, the Council will receive three lots of funding for various projects. The investment in the library is the most significant of course.
“However, we’re also putting up $30,000 for 12 week business support webinar program and $46,000 to drive a Scenic Rim Supply Chain Capability Program, which is all about helping local suppliers, local businesses be involved in the local economy.
“This boost to our local area is great to see, and I can’t wait to see the work moving and the benefits flowing.”
Australian Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud said today’s announcement brings the total number of projects approved under the LER Program in Queensland to 48 across the 13 local council areas.
“The devastating effects of the fires have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, so I am pleased this LER funding is rolling out to help communities, local economies and natural areas recover,” Minister Littleproud said.
“It is inspiring to see the resilience of our Queensland communities as they drive their own recovery, and I’m pleased to see this government funding support those efforts with a wide range of priority projects.”
For more information on the Local Economic Recovery program in Queensland visit www.qra.qld.gov.au/LER
For information on Local Economic Recovery projects funded in Queensland – and across Australia – visit www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/local-recovery-projects