The Queensland State Government's Building our Regions program supports local government infrastructure projects in regional communities that create flow-on economic development opptunties and jobs. The programs focuses on delivering more enduring economic outcomes for regional communities, targeting funding towards job-creating infrastructure that will improve ecomomic conditions and liveability. Blakcall-Tambo Regional Council has successfully secured BOR funding for a range of projects that have stimulated the local economy. The Department has prepared a case study on two of our region's projects.
- Blackall's Pathway to Health was funded under the round 2 - supplementary program and delivered a 2 kilometre asphalt pathway from the camp grounds on the Barcoo River to the Blackall Hospital. The pathway includes eight exercise stations, shade structures, seating and solar bollard lighting, and connects to the town's exisiting network of pathways.
- The upgrade to the Tambo Sawmill was funded under the first round of the BOR program and assisted Council to re-commission the Tambo Sawmill by overhauling the machinery and equipment which enabled commerical operations to commence. Re-opening the Sawmill has significantly stimulated the local ecomomy of Tambo, the Sawmill has created fifteen new jobs. Families has relocated to Tambo and the flow on effects are felt throughout the town with the local business houses all benefitting through increased expenditure, the rental market booming and nineteen new students at the school.