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COVID-19 Recovery Package – Our Projects

Council’s $50 million COVID-19 Recovery Package includes:

As part of the Recovery Package, Council has committed millions of dollars across the region to stimulate the economy with a forward-thinking approach that will benefit the Western Downs for many years to come. The Accelerated Infrastructure Program and Accelerated Major Projects Program will offer hundreds of local jobs across a range of works and projects across the region.

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Accelerated Infrastructure Program

The Accelerated Infrastructure Program involves a suite of construction projects that will be fast-tracked to create hundreds of local jobs and deliver economic certainty. The infrastructure projects total $14.8 million and include road, footpath and community building upgrades and activation projects. Specifically, $7.7 million has been committed to restoring road and footpaths from flood damage caused in the flood events of January 2020. Starting immediately, all works will be undertaken by local contractors and suppliers (where possible) and will be completed within 12 months.

This program will include accelerated works on the following projects:

  • Amenities:
    • Miles Centennial Sports Oval Toilet Replacement
    • Toilet Block Revitalisation (Archibald Street, Dalby)
    • Toilet Facility Replacement (Caliguel Street, Condamine)
  • Cinemas:
    • Dalby & Chinchilla Cinema/Auditorium Upgrade
  • Showgrounds:
    • Dalby Showgrounds Secretary Building Replacement
    • Dalby Showgrounds Canteen Replacement
    • Tara Showgrounds Electrical Upgrade
    • Tara Showgrounds Sewerage System Upgrade
    • Tara Showgrounds Founders Pavilion Roof & Wall Lining Replacement
    • Tara Showgrounds Grandstand & Bar Roof Sheeting Replacement
  • Pools:
    • Dalby Aquatic Centre Carpark Extension
    • Dalby Aquatic Centre
    • Tara Pool Replacement
  • Sport & Recreation Grounds:
    • Bell Golf Club Building Replacement
  • Civic Centres:
    • Chinchilla Cultural Centre Air-conditioning Replacement
    • Leichhardt Centre Miles Roof Sheeting Replacement
    • Miles Civic Centre Bar Area Refurbishment
  • Community Halls:
    • Regional Community Halls Painting Package
    • Jandowae Community Hall Roof Replacement
    • Miles Senior Citizens Building Roof Redesign
    • Tara Memorial Soldiers Hall Chair Replacement & Floor Revarnish
  • Community Housing:
    • House Restumping
      • 14A Moore Street, Wandoan
      • 13 Waterloo Street, Wandoan
  • Council Housing:
    • Painting Package – 2 houses
    • Water Treatment House Bathroom & Toilet Refurbishment (Dalby)
  • Cemeteries:
    • Tanderra Lawn Cemetery (Chinchilla) Garden of Angels Shade Structure & Seating
    • Myall Remembrance Park (Dalby) Toilet Refurbishment
    • Miles Cemetery Fence Replacement
    • Wandoan Cemetery Storage Shed Installation
  • Customer Service Centres:
    • Air-conditioning Replacement Jandowae Customer Service Centre
    • Air-conditioning Replacement Miles Customer Service Centre
  • Disaster Management:
    • Miles SES 4 Bay Equipment Storage Shed
  • Saleyards:
    • Dalby Saleyards Maintenance & Repairs
  • Parks & Gardens:
    • Pioneer Park (Kogan) Picnic Shelter Replacement
    • Waterloo Plains Park (Wandona) Upgrade
    • Apex Park (Meandarra) Upgrade
    • Chinchilla Creative Centre Outdoor Area Extension
  • Footpaths:
    • Bell-Kaimkillenbun Road, Bell (past Bell School)
    • Messenger Street (Balfour Street to car park area), Kaimkillenbun
    • Moffat Street (caravan park to existing footpath), Kaimkillenbun
    • Blaxland Road (Orpen to Owen Street), Dalby
    • Dillon Street (kindy to George Street), Meandarra
    • George Street (Payne to Dillon Street), Meandarra
    • Napier Street (Bunya to Knowles Street), Dalby
    • Railway Street (existing footpath to Colamba Street), Chinchilla
    • Theatre Street (existing footpath to Middle Street), Chinchilla
    • Zeller Street (existing footpath to Windmill Road), Chinchilla
    • Nicholson Street (Connelly to Bunya Street), Dalby
    • Nicholson Street (Archibald to Moy Street), Dalby
    • Nicholson Street (Moy to Drayton Street), Dalby
    • Blaxland Road (Owen to Baystone Street), Dalby
    • Edward Street (Owen to Hogan Street), Dalby
    • Glasson Street (Middle to Hypatia Street), Chinchilla
    • Windmill Road (Zeller to Frame Street), Chinchilla
    • Moonie Highway (school to sporting facilities), Moonie
    • Nicholson Street (Besley to Roachdale Street), Dalby
    • Aerodrome Road, Dalby
    • Besley Street (Nicholson to Condamine Street), Dalby
    • Zeller Street (Windmill Road to Beutel Street), Chinchilla
    • Zeller Street (Beutel to Price Street), Chinchilla
    • Dawson Street (Constance to Eleanor Street), Chinchilla
    • Dawson Street (end of existing footpath to Hoodswood-Pelham Road), Chinchilla
  • Depots:
    • Miles Depot Toilet Black Refurbishment
    • Wandoan Depot Washdown Bay Upgrade
    • Wandoan Stores Shed Demolition & Replacement
    • Wandoan Workshop Skillion & Concrete Slab Extension
  • Business Support & Community Initiatives:
    • Placemaking Lighting Program:
      • WDRC Corporate Office Building (Dalby)
      • Charles Drew Bridge (Dalby)
      • Thomas Jack Park Banner Poles (Dalby)
      • Selected Trees in Chinchilla (along highway)
    • Welcome to Western Downs Region Entry Signage
    • Soldier Settlers Avenue of Honour O’Sullivan Park (Wandoan)

Accelerated Major Projects Program

The Accelerated Major Projects Program will secure jobs and deliver exciting new projects for the region. Council has committed over $17 million to fund 50% of construction costs and is confident in receiving the remaining 50% from State and Government funding. In addition to this, Council has dedicated approximately $2 million to complete the detailed design of the 11 major projects to ensure they are ‘shovel ready’.

The following 11 projects have been approved and will commence region wide:

  • Chinchilla Cultural Precinct
  • Chinchilla Weir Strategic Tourism
  • Lake Broadwater Strategic Tourism
  • Russell Park Mountain Bike Trails Strategic Tourism
  • Caliguel Lagoon Strategic Tourism
  • Tara Lagoon Parklands
  • Thomas Jack Park
  • 120 Cunningham Street Dalby
  • Miles CBD Streetscape
  • Miles VIC/Historical Village Entrance and Landscaping
  • Wandoan Waterloo Plain Park

For more information:

Contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624).


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Information last updated: 6pm 27 April 2020