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Council approves community minded $42.18m Capital Works Program

22 July 2020  

A fiscally responsible and community minded Capital Works Program of $42.18m was handed down today by the Southern Downs Regional Council as part of the 2020/21 Annual Budget.

Works and upgrades topped the program with an allocation of $16.9m while water security remained a budget priority with a spend of $14.1m.

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said that even in times of economic recovery, Council would continue to invest in the region for a sustainable future.

“Amid the current challenges and recovery efforts, Council will continue to maintain and deliver infrastructure and services that our community expects and deserves,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“The 2020/21 Budget is responsible and realistic in allocating funds towards key infrastructure projects that build a prosperous and sustainable future for our region.

“Council is conscious that investing in our infrastructure enhances the region’s liveability and attracts business and industry to the area.”

Delivering $42.18m: Capital Works Projects

•             $16.9m Works

•             $14.1m Water and Sewerage

•             $6.5m Waste Management

•             $2.5m Parks and Operations

•             $2.2m Other General Projects

Capital Projects highlights:

·         $435k WIRAC Group Fitness Room

·         $250k New Rosecity FM Building

·         $275k Maryvale & Leyburn Town Centres Upgrades

·         $4.4m Warwick Recycled Water Main Extension

·         $2.5m Upgraded Stanthorpe Waste Transfer Station

·         $3.1m New Warwick Landfill Cell

·         $650k Warwick Saleyards Recycled Water Treatment Plant For The Truck Wash

·         $600k Inverramsay Road Widening

·         $320k Upper Forest Springs Road Widening

·         $254k Allora Water Reservoir Roof Replacement

·         $747k Freestone Roadworks

·         $235k Dalveen Reservoir Refurbishment

The 2020/21 Annual Budget can be found on Council’s website at

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