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South East Qld Community Stimulus Program delivers jobs for the Redlands

June 25, 2021

A new BMX track, sealed criterium track and pump track, and raised board walk and viewing platform at the Redlands Coast Sport Precinct are some of the Redland projects set to create jobs and improve liveability through the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program (SEQCSP).

SEQ councils estimate the 113 projects to receive funding through the first $100 million from the program will create or support almost 1,455 jobs across the region, including 116 local jobs for the Redlands region.  

Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni welcomed the funding for local projects.

“The South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program will deliver a $7.59 million investment to our community, which means jobs and support for local projects across the Redlands as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.” Mr de Brenni said.

This round is also delivering a $4.5 million investment in the Redlands Coast Regional Sport & Recreation Precinct for intergenerational community infrastructure.  

Mr de Brenni said this process was the first step in delivering sport and active recreation facilities for the people of Mount Cotton.

“Families in the Mount Cotton area shouldn’t have to leave their own community to participate in organised sporting fixtures or weeknight training. Everyone wants the chance to get active, so having recreation spaces and accessible facilities close to where you live and learn is essential to delivering that,” he said.

“This project balances the need for more sporting facilities and the need for preservation of the beautiful Mount Cotton natural bushland.

In announcing the projects to be funded through the first $100 million from the program, Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Steven Miles said they would make a positive difference to communities in most need.

“There’s no doubt these projects will produce enormous benefits by creating employment opportunities and improving liveability,” Mr Miles said.

“The councils tell us that they expect around 1,455 jobs will be created or supported through delivering these projects, which is a terrific result for local economies and most importantly, local families.

“Our councils are best-placed to understand the specific needs of their communities, and by working with the Queensland Government, the outcomes for those communities will be tremendous.

“We made a commitment to provide $200 million over six years to the 12 councils in the region through the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program, and today’s announcement is the first $100 million being put to use for the people of SEQ.”

The SEQCSP will create and sustain jobs across SEQ by assisting councils to fast-track investment in new infrastructure and community assets.

The 12 councils eligible to receive funding through SEQCSP are Brisbane City Council, Gold Coast City Council, Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Toowoomba Regional Council.

Councils will be required to deliver their projects by 30 June 2024.

For more information go to SEQCSP