$17 million boost to six Queensland regional councils

Six regional councils in Queenslands central and western areas will receive $17.3 million of funding under the second round of Royalties for Regions for infrastructure and other crucial projects.

"This is about supporting projects that increase liveability and offer a long term attractive lifestyle in resource regions for generations of Queenslanders to come," said Premier Campbell Newman.

The biggest funding allocation includes $8 million to upgrade the Arcadia Valley Road in the Central Highlands, a project that will total $11.8 million.

Child care centres and telecommunication upgrades have also been listed, as well as boosts for schools, community centres and other road upgrades.

Member for Gregory Vaughn Johnson said that these investments are a "shot in the arm" to local people.

Over the four years to 2015/16, Royalties for Regions will invest $495 million to regional community infrastructure, roads and flood mitigation projects.

Royalties for the Regions will invest $495 million over the four years to 2015-16 in critical regional community infrastructure, roads and flood mitigation projects.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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