Economic development for district townships

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Planning and Development Committee has this week made recommendations to grant almost $178,000 in infrastructure charges discounts to District Centre businesses throughout the Toowoomba Region.

As part of the Heritage Incentives Policy ($18,490) and Temporary Economic Development Incentives for District Townships Policy ($159,420.86), Mayor Paul Antonio said Council was keen to support all businesses, particularly those in the regional areas.

“The vibrancy of our Region depends not only on an active CBD in Toowoomba but importantly, we need thriving local economies throughout the entire Region,” he said.

“To ensure this happens, we’re fully aware of the need to support our regional areas and this was reflected in the Planning and Development Committee meeting.

“Out of the $177,910.86 recommended for approval, $167,920.86 of this is for our regional areas which will be a massive help not only to the businesses in Crows Nest, Cambooya, Greenmount, Pittsworth and Hampton but also to the communities in these towns.

“We have so many charming and unique towns in the Toowoomba Region and we want to ensure the long-term growth for these areas.”

In supporting the recommendations, Planning and Development Committee acting chair Councillor Bill Cahill highlighted the policies in place for businesses throughout the Region.

“Council recognises the importance of growth in our smaller towns and to encourage economic development, Council has incentive policies in place for the district townships,” he said.

“We want all our communities to flourish which is why we have a range of ways we can provide support to our business community.

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