Council gets state funding for Moogerah Caravan Park upgrade

POWER UPGRADE: Mayor Greg Christensen with Stirling Hinchcliffe at Moogerah Caravan Park yesterday. Photo: Supplied
POWER UPGRADE: Mayor Greg Christensen with Stirling Hinchcliffe at Moogerah Caravan Park yesterday. Photo: Supplied

REPLACEMENT of electrical infrastructure at the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park was up for discussion when Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen met with Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe yesterday.

The project was among those submitted by Scenic RIm, Ipswich and Lockyer Valley councils to be considered for funding through the Queensland Government's $200 million Unite and Recover COVID Works for Queensland program.

Cr Christensen said the funding would be put to good use.

"Yesterday was a great opportunity to host Minister Hinchcliffe and discuss some of the projects council has submitted under the Works for Queensland COVID Recovery Package," he said.

"These projects fall under general themes including upgrades and maintenance to community facilities, waste facilities and our parks and reserves.

"We have also identified some playground replacements, infrastructure for our libraries and an electrical safety upgrade at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park.

"The projects are spread across the region to support our community and help create jobs, and we look forward to sharing more information when we receive approval from the Queensland government."

Mr Hinchliffe said it was important to meet with the local councils and discuss how the two levels of government could work together to benefit their communities.

"The pandemic is having widespread economic impacts across the world but we are focused on uniting and recovering," Mr Hinchliffe said.

"These have been incredibly tough times for our communities and for our councils and our Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan will do just that in this region."

The three councils received a total of $7.87 million through the COVID Works for Queensland program and will share in a further $50 million through the recently announced Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package for South East Queensland councils.