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Council encourages residential care in Toowoomba

Toowoomba Regional Council has decided to extend the Temporary Economic Development policy by one year to June 30, 2019. The policy has also been changed to specifically encourage retirement and residential care facilities, among other developments.

Up to $1 million per financial year will continue to be offered to drive development of long-term accommodation facilities and other development across the region. It is especially designed to encourage development in the region’s towns and rural areas.

Toowoomba Regional Council is encouraging this type of development because of the strong growth in residential care services and social assistances services across the region. The policy also includes a discount for residential, industry and business development. Towns affected include Brookstead, Cecil Plains, Clifton, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Greenmount, Haden, Hampton, Jondaryan, Kulpi, Millmerran, Nobby, Pittsworth, Oakey, Southbrook and Yarraman. And Cambooya and Kingsthorpe for industrial and business uses.