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Better roads, events support and water asset upgrades for Jandowae in Council Budget

20 June 2018

Council committed to maintaining Jandowae's vibrant community in 2018/19 Budget.

Council committed to maintaining Jandowae’s vibrant community in 2018/19 Budget.

Jandowae received funding allocation across several sectors when Western Downs Regional Council handed down its 2018/19 Budget this week.

Among the projects scheduled for Jandowae is a $2 million roads package for bitumen repairs and gravel resheeting, water infrastructure replacement and a further $68,000 in funding for the Jandowae Central Park.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said Council was committed to maintaining the vibrancy of smaller communities across the region.

“Jandowae is a fantastic town and we want to ensure it has excellent services for our residents to enjoy as well as the financial backing that keeps fantastic events like the Timbertown Festival running and continues to support our excellent libraries programs,” he said.

“We’re putting $55,000 into our public library programs and grant workshops across the region so that our communities like Jandowae can have the rich cultural experience that we know our residents love.

“Jandowae is a town with a proud tradition of putting on local events and this Budget gives we’re putting the focus on delivering on popular grass-roots events such as Seniors Week, Australia Day and Anzac Day which really bring our community together.

“We’re very fortunate to also have the pool infrastructure we do across the region and this financial year we’ll be welcoming SwimFit onboard as our new pool manager — so keep an eye out for new programs popping up at the Jandowae Pool”

Business sponsorship and attraction also feature, with $10,000 allocated to the Jandowae Business Group Sponsorship and a further $1,000 to the annual Year Ahead Series, co-hosted by Council and the Jandowae Business and Community Group.

Infrastructure services in Jandowae also received a healthy boost, with $110,000 for upgrade works at the Jandowae bore, $510,000 for water asset replacement within Jandowae and a total of $771,152 to projects including community houses upgrades, restumping of the Jandowae Hall and upgrades and repairs to the Jandowae pool, Jandowae Rotary playground and fence.

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