Funding allocated to make CBD safer, upgrade Awoonga

SAFETY across the board was the cornerstone of the 2014 Queensland State Budget announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

Gladstone CBD will be declared a Drink Safe Precinct, with up to $8 million in funding accessible.

Flood mitigation infrastructure is also a key aspect of the budget, with $15.1 million announced to upgrade Awoonga Dam's spillway capacity.

The health of Gladstone harbour is still in need of funding, with $1.75 million allocated to further improve standards.

A Drink Safe Precinct in Gladstone was news welcomed by community leaders.

Capricornia Police District's Acting Superintendent David Peff welcomed the chance for Gladstone to access finances in the fight to make the CBD safer.

"We're always looking for opportunities to deliver services to local communities that will enhance their safety," he said.

GLADSTONE GETS:

  • $15.1m to upgrade Awoonga Dam's spillway capacity
  • $1.75m to improve Gladstone harbour's health
  • $3m for Gladstone State High School
  • $12.7m to upgrade Kin Kora roundabout
  • $13m for the development of outer channels and a marine facility at Boyne River
  • $50.6m for an upgrade of the RG Tanna Coal Terminal


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