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Neighbouring councils stand united in fight for state funding

SOMERSET Regional Council will support a Scenic Rim motion at the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference to fight for a share of funding from the State Government’s Works.

Published: August 8th 2019

SOMERSET Regional Council will support a Scenic Rim motion at the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Annual Conference to fight for a share of funding from the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the last round of funding saw 65 Queensland councils share $200 million.

“Works for Queensland is an effective jobs and economic growth initiative from the government, which is seeing millions poured into nearby regional councils such as South Burnett and Southern Downs,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Almost all Queensland regional councils are supported by Works for Queensland, however the Somerset, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley communities are not eligible for funding.

“Somerset Regional Council is proud to support our colleagues at Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley in seeking LGAQ support to extend the coverage area of the Works for Queensland program.”

The LGAQ Annual Conference will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre from 14 to 16 October.

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