It was great to see Prime Minister Scott Morrison reiterate the Australian Government’s support for the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils at their inaugural meeting in Longreach on 28 July 2020.
This alliance of 21 local governments and three regional bodies, the North West Regional Organisation of Councils, the Remote Area Planning and Development Board and the South West Local Government Association, knows what drives their region.
The National Drought and Flood Agency under the leadership of Coordinator-General Shane Stone, looks forward to working with the Western Queensland Alliance as part of our ongoing work on recovery from drought and the 2019 North Queensland floods.
We know that the best way to work for our communities is to listen to them. We’ve been told that regional infrastructure strengthens and makes a big difference to local communities. Since November 2019, the Australian Government has provided $2 billion of additional funding for infrastructure across Queensland to boost tourism and link communities.
Through drought, flood and now COVID-19, we are building back better together.
Watch Coordinator-General Shane Stone’s message to the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dccIj45iUCI&t