OUTBACK UPGRADE:  Murweh Shire secures  funding.
OUTBACK UPGRADE: Murweh Shire secures funding. Chris Ison

Murweh Shire will take on a new look for $1M

AS MURWEH Shire goes through the longest drought in living memory, the Year of the Outback prompted Maranoa MP David Littleproud to secure $1million in funding for the community.

The Drought Communities Program will fund projects in Murweh Shire including:

Augathella Aged Care Residence upgrade

Caravan parking and rest area

Charleville depot ablution block

Charleville Industrial Precinct groundworks and

A learn-to-swim pool.

Mr Littleproud said upgrades and developments would give Charleville and Augathella a series of new facilities to encourage business growth and reinforce strong, positive social ties.

"It is the Year of the Outback and to support communities affected by this ongoing drought, I encourage everyone to get on the road and explore your backyard in the Outback and help these towns along the way,” Mr Littleproud said.

"Supporting business growth through the development of modern facilities is a key step to improve long-term fiscal outcomes as well as showing visitors Outback hospitality.

"Not only does this funding directly allow council to employ locals, it provides a chance for people to open their own businesses, boosting the local economy as soon as works start.”

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