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Rockhampton Gets Support for Water Treatment Upgrades

By David Bell

The Newman government is lending its support to Rockhampton Regional Council to help upgrade the Glenmore Water Treatment Station.

This means that those with real estate in Rockhampton will be able to enjoy a safe and reliable supply of water to the region.

According to David Crisafulli, local government minister, the regional council has been given $800,000 to help upgrade the Glenmore water pumps through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

Through the program, the Queensland government is committing much-needed funding to help deliver priority infrastructure and create jobs in local communities.

"Council has put forward this project as a community priority, and we've stretched every dollar to give maximum value for money," Mr Crisafulli said in a July 17 statement.

"This must be the year of delivery for all levels of government and we're making projects happen to help councils deliver a better lifestyle for their communities."

Applications for the 2013-14 program opened on June 6 this year and closed June 28, with Mr Crisafulli praising the government for speeding up the funding process to just six weeks.

This allows the money to be injected into communities at exactly the right time, with funding able to be spent entirely within this financial year.

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