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Council receives $4.5 million for 3 major Maranoa projects

As part of a $30 million announcement today from the State Government’s Building Our Regions program, Maranoa Regional Council has been successful in receiving a significant $4.5 million for three major projects within the region.

These projects include the Multi-Purpose Facility, bull selling pen and parking at the Roma Saleyards ($3.698 Million); Roma water main upgrades ($507,500); and Roma sewer upgrades ($308,564).

Deputy Mayor Jan Chambers, Portfolio Chair for Major Projects said this is an exciting day for Maranoa Regional Council.

“These three projects are incredibly important for our region. The Roma Saleyards Multi-Purpose Facility is just one of the first stages of the precinct’s renewal, bringing continued new life to the country’s largest cattle selling complex, which will be a benefit for all of its users,” Cr Chambers said.

“Both the Roma Water Main Upgrade and Roma Sewer Upgrade projects are greatly needed to improve the reliability of these two services – it is just fantastic news that we have been successful in obtaining this much needed funding.”

From here, detailed design will be finalised for the Multi-Purpose Facility, and procurement processes will commence for the Roma Sewerage and Water Main Upgrades to see works progress as soon as possible.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON PROJECTS

Roma Saleyards Multi-Purpose Facility

The proposed upgrade (totalling $7.397 million) includes the construction of a saleyards multi-purpose building with user workspaces, buyer check-off room and amenities, multi-purpose room for industry groups, kitchen and canteen facilities with dining area, bull selling arena, interpretative centre, carpark, decking and ramps, landscaping and sewerage.

 

Roma Water Main Upgrade Project

The Roma Water Main Upgrade Project (which comes to a total of $1.015 million) includes the new delivery main from the northern bore to Taylor Street, upgrade connection on Northern Road from the delivery main in Bassett Lane to Alexander Avenue, Alexander Avenue connection, replacement and upgrading of water mains on Quintin, Duke, Arthur and Edwardes Streets.

 

Roma Sewer Upgrade Project

The Roma Sewer Upgrade Project (which comes to a total $617,128) includes 2 stages. Stage 1 includes the relining of 2,292m of existing sewer mains that have reached the end of their useful life and the replacement of manholes. Stage 2 includes the construction of 580m of new sewer on Major Street. These works will provide greater reliability on the sewer network and will greatly reduce risk of major failure of key sewer mains.

 

Council will be making a contribution to each of these projects.