Jun 4, 2010

New community infrastructure opens across Dalby

New community infrastructure opens across Dalby

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

June 4 2010

John Hogg, Senator for Queensland, today celebrated the opening of 11 community infrastructure projects, worth a total of more than $5.7 million, across Dalby.

The projects included the upgraded Dalby Swimming Pool and Dalby PCYC development, which will provide much-needed social and recreational community facilities for the Dalby community.

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, said the Rudd Labor Government provided more than $3.8 million million to the Western Downs Regional Council for the projects from our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP).

“The RLCIP now totals more than $1 billion and is a key part of the Economic Stimulus Plan, delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term,” Mr Albanese said.

“Importantly, up to 50 jobs were supported in the Dalby area during the construction of these projects.”

Senator Hogg said the redevelopment of the Dalby PCYC was a significant project for the region which would deliver a significant economic boost to the local economy.

“The redevelopment includes new outdoor facilities which will support additional sporting carnivals and events in the local area,” he said.

“This project delivers a much-needed upgrade to the PCYC and will encourage all members of the community to enjoy outdoor activities and lead healthy lifestyles.

“The other completed projects also deliver great outcomes for the area, including upgrade works to the Dalby Streetscape and improvements to the region’s parks and local entertainment centres.

Mr Albanese said that in partnership with every council in the country the Rudd Labor Government is delivering almost 5,000 small and larger scale building projects like these, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds, and child care centres.

“In fact, we are making the single largest federal investment in community infrastructure through the RLCIP,” Mr Albanese said.

Mr Albanese and Senator Hogg congratulated the Western Downs Regional Council and the community for helping deliver these projects, and helping to build a stronger region for the future. Project details follow.

Western Downs Regional Council – $3,821,800:

  • $2,957,800 Dalby PCYC redevelopment
  • $259,000 Streetscape enhancements in Dalby
  • $125,000 Upgrade of the Dalby Swimming Pool
  • $120,000 Construction of new pathways at the Dalby Showgrounds
  • $100,000 Refurbishment of the Jandowae Memorial Hall
  • $75,000 Upgrading the Skate Park at Dalby
  • $50,000 Upgrade of acoustics at the Jimbour Amphitheatre
  • $50,000 Development of the Bell Fitness Trail in Dalby
  • $50,000 Construction of new walkways and bikeways in Myall Creek
  • $25,000 Upgrade of the Jandowae Playground
  • $10,000 Installation of disabled access at Jandowae Pool