Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Desley Boyle today announced a financial injection of over $2.4 million for Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt welcomed the funding and said it would help deliver services, provide jobs and boost the quality of life for people in the community.

“Funding of more than $2.4 million will help Yarrabah get on with the job of local government,” Mr Pitt said.

“This funding helps support their day-to-day administration, their recreational programs, health initiatives and other services as well as local employment.

“In fact, this funding is a boost for the entire community and will support around 20 jobs.

“The Bligh Government is committed to working in partnership with Yarrabah to build a stronger, healthier community.”

The $2.4 million will be provided under State Government Financial Aid and the Revenue Replacement Program.

State Government Financial Aid is provided to Indigenous Councils who are, for a number of reasons, unable to rely on rates as a generator of a large part of their income streams.

Revenue Replacement Funding is provided to Councils to replace revenue that was previously generated by Council-run canteens.

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