Moranbah Community Centre. Picture: Tara Miko
Moranbah Community Centre. Picture: Tara Miko

LNP commits $6.1m to community centre transformation

A CENTRAL Queensland mining town could receive a brand-new community centre with a $6.1 million funding commitment.

Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington and Burdekin MP Dale Last have committed to replacing the Moranbah Community Centre if the party won the October 31 state election.

Ms Frecklington said the high quality, multimillion-dollar project would create about 20 local construction jobs.


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"Community centres help bring people together and, right now, the Moranbah centre simply isn't up to scratch," she said.

"The LNP values resource communities like Moranbah and, if the LNP wins on October 31, we will fund the full transformation project to benefit both the community and local businesses.

"Transforming this centre will make Moranbah a better place to live and, by doing that, we can encourage more workers and their families to relocate permanently to the community.

"By making Moranbah home to more families, we'll provide the local economy and local businesses with a much-needed boost."

LNP leader Deb Frecklington. Photo: David Martinelli
LNP leader Deb Frecklington. Photo: David Martinelli

Mr Last said the project would benefit many community organisations and businesses who used the community centre regularly.

"The transformation that an LNP government will deliver will ensure that Moranbah has an appropriate community centre and that they have it as soon as possible," he said.

"The LNP will not only refurbish the building, but we will also replace the mechanical services to provide a centre the community can be proud of.

"There's no point refurbishing a building but having it unusable during the summer months due to the heat. Replacing the airconditioning, for example, at the same time as refurbishing the building is common sense.

"We value resource workers and resource communities and we will invest in their future."