A $9.03 million funding injection will kick-start 16 projects worth more than $22 million across the Sunshine Coast to improve parks, streetscapes and sporting facilities, provide new playgrounds and generate local jobs sooner than planned.
The Queensland Government funding is in addition to the $268 million worth of projects announced in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2021/2022 budget last month and is matched by $13.4 million council funding to deliver these projects over the next three years.
The funding is a share in the Queensland Government’s $100 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said the upgrades would provide important infrastructure and facilities to meet our community’s needs.
“The projects, which will be delivered through this funding package, will provide widespread benefit to residents across our region,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“This funding will enable these projects to be delivered sooner which is a great outcome for our community while also providing further stimulus to our local economy by creating work across a variety of trades and services.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles said the SEQ Community Stimulus Program was part of Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan and the projects would make a positive impact on communities.
“There’s no doubt these projects will produce enormous benefits by creating employment opportunities and improving liveability across the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Miles said.
“More than 300 jobs will be created or supported through delivering these projects, which is a great result for local families.
“Investing in infrastructure that will improve communities and create local jobs is part of the government’s Economic Recovery Plan.”
For more information about the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program, please visit www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/seqcsp.
The SEQCSP-funded projects within the Sunshine Coast local government area include the following, by division and suburb.