8 February, 2021
Somerset Council welcomes $2.4 Million for key projects
SOMERSET Regional Council has welcomed $2.4 million in funding to deliver three key projects in the region.
The projects had been approved in the third round of the government’s $36.8 million Local Economic Recovery Program (LER), jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Council was successful in securing funds for the following projects:
- Upgrades to facilities in Moore to improve their capability for disaster evacuation and tourism purposes - $403,000;
- Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – improvements to user experience with increased vehicle parking at Fernvale and Esk, and enhancements to the overnight camping ground at Toogoolawah - $478,000
- Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Upgrades to various sites along the trail including the addition of solar lighting and all-ability access - $1,503,000.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the funding was fantastic news and would bring great benefit to residents and visitors to the region.
“This funding will assist to drive the economic recovery of our community that was impacted by the 2019 bushfires, We are grateful for the funding that will enable us to deliver these key projects across Somerset. “These projects, which we were successful in receiving funding for had been put forward by Council because they provide economic benefits across the Somerset region.”