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Scenic Rim projects announced for Covid Works grant

New playgrounds, facelifts and upgrades to community buildings, restoration of pioneer grave stones and works at the landfill and transfer stations all figured in a raft of local projects given the tick by Queensland Local Government Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe today.

The projects will be funded through a $1.73 million Covid Works for Queensland grant.

On the list are:

•  A radio frequency identification (RFID) control system will be installed at libraries across the Scenic Rim. This will include tagging all books and installing exit control security gates, and providing self-service kiosks.

•  The painting of the interior and exterior of the Kooralbyn Community Centre.

•  Solar tubing and a safety handrail will be installed at the Moriarty Park Community Centre in Canungra.

•  New playgrounds at Tiny Tots Park in Boonah and in the Tamborine Memorial Park.

•  The replacing of the roof on the Tamborine Village Old School.

•  The Fassifern Reserve pioneer gravesites will be restored.

•  Bollards will be installed at the Fassifern Reserve road side rest area and free camping facility. 

•  Electricity lines and other services will be buried deeper in the DJ Smith Memorial Park, Canungra to enable future installation of turf irrigation. 

•  CCTV, new lighting and litter control infrastructure at the Central landfill at Bromelton.

•  A retaining wall will be constructed at the Tamborine Mountain transfer station. 

•  Repairs will be made to the Canungra transfer station bay structure.

•  An upgrade to the electrical infrastructure will be undertaken at the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park.

The list of projects was developed by Scenic Rim regional Council officers.