Ken O'Dowd MP


Drought-affected regional communities in Flynn including Gladstone, Emerald, Monto, Mundubbera and Gin Gin will receive a funding boost of more than $5.5 million for new local infrastructure and community projects.

It’s part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future.

“It’s a fantastic outcome for Flynn, with 6 projects receiving a share in $5.5 million under this latest round of funding,” Mr O’Dowd said.

“These include a new waste disposal for Beneraby, a new freight route for Glencore road, expanding an Emerald kindergarten, new light display for the annual Luminous event, Agricultural strategy for Mundubbera and community arts projects in Gin Gin,” he said.

“These projects will drive economic growth and local jobs at a time we need them most.

“Communities in Flynn are continuing to show spirit and strength as they support each other through these tough times and I am glad to see this latest round of BBRF will provide much-needed support at such a crucial time.”

Mr O’Dowd said the game-changing projects will transform communities and help ensure the region remains productive and vibrant in the long term.

“I look forward to seeing these projects boost economic prosperity right across Flynn.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this funding injection to support 163 new infrastructure and community projects across drought-affected regional Australia came at a critical time for communities.

“Regional Australians have endured devastating effects of a prolonged drought which has affected communities across the country for many years,” Mr McCormack said.

For a full list of successful projects, please visit www.business.gov.au/bbrf

Location: Grant Amount: Project:
Eidsvold/Mundubbera $97,500 Agricultural Strategy for the Western Burnett
Gin Gin            $19,562 Artist-led workshop series for the community
Gladstone $75,000 Luminous 2021-Heritage
Gladstone $3,186,418 Waste Facility Infrastructure Expansion Cell 3A
Monto $777,058 Extension of North Burnett’s Heavy Vehicle Network (Stage 2)
Emerald $1,400,000 Emerald Retro Kindy Redevelopment