POTENTIAL OUTLOOK: This is the lagoon in Airlie Beach. Yeppoon could look this stunning with category D funding assistance.
POTENTIAL OUTLOOK: This is the lagoon in Airlie Beach. Yeppoon could look this stunning with category D funding assistance. Contributed

Cat D submission is an ambitious vision document - Ludwig

MAYOR Bill Ludwig and deputy mayor Graham Scott flew to Brisbane on Monday to advance their case for category D exceptional circumstance funding.

Cr Ludwig said senior State Government officials had advanced Livingstone's category D submission to the next level.

"The submission is an ambitious vision document and the centre-piece of the shire's post-Cyclone Marcia Livingstone Economic Recovery Plan," Cr Ludwig said.

The two projects in the submission the council put forward were the Yeppoon Foreshore and Tourist and Business Precinct Master Plan and stage two of the Emu Park Village Centre revitalisation.

"Both projects will be economic development generators creating immediate construction jobs, follow-on tourism and hospitality sector employment as well as attracting private sector investment.

"If we can secure State Government support we can advance the proposal to the Federal Government for joint funding with the State Government and Livingstone Shire Council," Cr Ludwig said.

Cr Graham Scott said the submission includes replacement and strengthening of the significantly damaged seawalls, and undergrounding of all remaining above-ground power services.