Queensland Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe
New Chapter Opens For Wondai Administration Building And Library
Victor P Taffa
Wondai has a new council administration building and library thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating, $600 Million Works for Queensland program.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe has officially opened the complex, which was supported with more than $267,000 from the highly-successful program.
Minister Hinchliffe congratulated the South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Keith Campbell for delivering the renovated building for the people of Wondai.
“Complex, including the library, is such an important community hub, offering a range of facilities including a meeting place and educational resource, but it also supports this community’s economy.” Minister Hinchliffe said.
“WIFI connectivity and public access computers support workers and telecommuters as well as job hunters.”
“Council has done stellar work, creating jobs and building infrastructure through the Works for Queensland funding.” Minister Hinchliffe said.
From the three rounds of Works for Queensland, South Burnett Council has received more than $13.1 Million, which has helped deliver more than 55 jobs with many more to come.
During his visit, Minister Hinchliffe visited some of these projects, including:
- Dingo Path $75,000 shade, shelter and paths upgrade.
- Wooroolin $168,000 carpark and bollards upgrades.
- BP walking track $34,000 fitness equipment upgrade.
Mayor Campbell said that the complex could not be built without the support of the Palaszczuk Government.
“I want to thank the Palaszczuk Government for the funding help build important infrastructure and support jobs right here in this region.” Mayor Campbell said.
“Customer service centre and library will be co-located in the administration building offering the people of Wondai a one-stop shop.”
“I am so pleased that the service has already experienced a 10 % increase in the number of visits.”
“This upgrade complements other building projects in the region including the refurbishment of the Kingaroy Town Hall precinct, the Kingaroy Visitor Centre and Murgon Town Hall upgrade, all delivered by the council with funding from Works for Queensland.” Mayor Campbell said.