Queensland Budget 2019: What’s in it for South Burnett
HEALTH, infrastructure and education are the key priorities in the Queensland Government's state budget for our region.
Treasurer Jackie Trad allocated around $3.4 billion to the area on Tuesday, with most of the cash - $2.7b - heading towards the health services covering Kingaroy, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and Gympie.
The government has also set aside $587.8m for infrastructure and $46.2m for education needs across the Wide Bay.
The biggest allocation for the South Burnett region was $101.7 million for the Tarong Power Station.
This money will help pay for the design and construction of a fly ash plant and cover the costs of other refurbishments and improvements.
Meandu Mine received $34.8m to develop future mining areas and to replace or refurbish assets.
The Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment received $23.8m to increase patient treatment spaces and improve the hospital's paediatric, trauma, mental health and other services.
Murgon State High School has $3.4m for its new hall and administration block.