FUNDING BOOST: Maranoa Regional Council has applied for infrastructure funding.
FUNDING BOOST: Maranoa Regional Council has applied for infrastructure funding. Bill Hoffman

Council submits application to upgrade water infrastructure

MARANOA Regional Councillor David Schefe has applied for funding in an attempt to revitalise local infrastructure amid the water shortage and pressure issues residents faced in late January.

Council applied for funding through the Queensland Government's Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program for three water projects in Mitchell, Yuleba and Roma.

Council submitted applications through the program to upgrade the region's water infrastructure that Cr Schefe has described as "at the end of its life”, with the total cost of all three projects being over $2million.

"Council has applied for funding to install a bore in Mitchell and upgrade the dosing equipment, which is crucial to the township,” Cr Schefe said.

"Funding has also been sought for an upgrade of the water supply and storage reservoir in Yuleba to improve pressure.

"With infrastructure ageing in Roma, council has applied for funding for a new bore to provide additional capacity to feed into Roma's main town reservoir.”

Council will be advised in the coming months whether the applications have been successful.


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