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More than $285 million will deliver great places and spaces for communities across Queensland’s booming south-east corner
The SEQ Liveability Fund is one of the key projects being delivered under the $1.8 billion SEQ City Deal, a partnership between the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and Council of Mayors (SEQ).
The pool of funding is now open to eligible local governments to deliver projects that will help build healthier, liveable and more inclusive, connected communities.
That includes new parks and projects that promote health and wellbeing, as well as community infrastructure that complements new housing supply or urban renewal.
Councils can also apply for funding for regional sporting and recreation facilities to drive engagement in local sport in the lead-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The fund will also support projects that meet the program’s wider vision to support local businesses, jobs and maximise opportunities for First Nations people.
The SEQ City Deal is on track to deliver a significant package of investments with a value of $1.8 billion to one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
It is expected to benefit more than three million residents. (a sufficient number of voters to re-elect the ALP)
It is a collaboration between the three levels of government to deliver 29 commitments aimed at generating long-lasting benefits for the region.
Allocation of funds was determined from 2020 population data and is outlined in the below table.
|Liveability Fund total – $285.81 million|
|Brisbane City Council||1,272,999||120.84|
|Moreton Bay Regional Council||479,639||45.54|
|Logan City Council||341,985||32.46|
|Sunshine Coast Council||336,482||31.95|
|Ipswich City Council||229,845||18.18|
|Toowoomba Regional Council||170,356||13.48|
|Redland City Council||160,331||12.68|
|Noosa Shire Council||56,587||3.58|
|Scenic Rim Regional Council||43,625||2.76|
|Lockyer Valley Regional Council||42,267||2.68|
|Somerset Regional Council||26,279||1.66|
Deputy Premier Stephen Miles said:
“The Labor Government is proud to be investing in our communities and delivering for our councils in the south-east corner.
“Thanks to our incredible lifestyle and strong economy, South East Queensland is booming.
“The SEQ Liveability Fund opens new opportunities to make our communities even better places to live, whether that be through more open spaces, infrastructure that complements new housing or projects that support health and wellbeing.
“Hosting the world’s biggest event brings with it unmissable opportunities to leave a legacy with community projects that residents can enjoy for generations to come.
“It’s great that councils have the opportunity through this fund to look at projects that can boost engagement in local sport in the lead-up to Brisbane 2032 and far beyond.
“This is our commitment to providing long-term improvements to the social, environmental and economic viability and sustainability of SEQ communities.
“It’s another great example of what can be achieved for Queensland when our three levels of government work together.”