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$2.89 million boost to roads and parks in Tara

20 June 2018

Council is committed to keeping Tara residents safe with upgraded parks, roads, bridges and footpaths.

Council is committed to keeping Tara residents safe with upgraded parks, roads, bridges and footpaths.

Roads and public spaces in the Tara area are set for a revamp with Western Downs Regional Council announcing it will commit more than $2.89 million across 19 projects this financial year at the handing down of the 2018/19 Budget this month.

From Tara to Glenmorgan, Council is looking to the future and delivering projects that will enhance much-loved community spaces and local infrastructure for residents to enjoy.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said this year’s Budget has focussed on listening to and meeting the needs of residents in Tara and district.

“Our parks are the real hubs of our communities, I couldn’t even begin to count the number of birthdays, family reunions and events our residents have enjoyed in our local parks — you see it all the time,” he said.

“Our residents have great pride in their parks and open spaces and in this year’s Budget we’re spending $7.88 million towards upgrading public spaces across the region, including Tara Lions Park.

“Adding to the $75,000 worth of works completed last financial year we’ve committed a further $115,000 to making the Tara Lions Park a fun, family-friendly space for residents and visitors.

“We’re also committed to ensuring our cemeteries across the region remain special and welcoming places for our residents to visit their loved ones and this year we will be enhancing landscaping and fencing at Tara and Meandarra.”

Mayor Paul McVeigh said maintaining and upgrading roads, bridges and footpaths in the Tara area continues to be a priority in this year’s Budget.

“The feedback we receive from our residents is very important to us and it helps us greatly when it comes to future planning in our Budget,” he said.

“That’s why we’ve allocated $2.6 million in this year’s budget towards improving our road network in the area.

“This also includes making it easier and safer for our residents to get around their communities with footpath upgrades in Day Street, Tara and along Clive Street near the Glenmorgan Primary School.”

Mayor McVeigh said Council continues to back the region’s unique events and this year will give $21,000 in funding and $5,000 in-kind support to the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races.

The $2.89 million Budget package for Tara and district also includes $40,000 worth of upgrades to Tara Rotary Park and Grevillea Park along with $50,000 towards the redevelopment of Tara Lagoon recreational area.

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