More work is needed to get the Mary Valley Rattler up and running.
More work is needed to get the Mary Valley Rattler up and running. Renee Albrecht

RATTLER BLOWOUT: breakdown of how council is spending $16m

THE Rattler has once again blown out, with the region now paying at least an extra $2.35 million to get the heritage train back on the tracks.

With yesterday's vote to increase the budget now in the books, the following is a breakdown of what the ratepayer is getting for their investment to date.

New funds breakdown

* Track, bridges, tamping $597,575.00.

* Contract Administration Services $189,777.55.

* Additional sleepers $311,750.

* Minor variations $280,000.

* Contingency $140,000.

* Technical Maintenance Plan $35,000.

* Building works $471,000.

* Rolling stock $328,000.

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Wider budget

* Track and Bridges Budget as at December 2017: $11,500,783.

* Updated Track and Bridges Budget $13,054,885.55.

* Refurbishment of Rolling Stock as at December 2017 $1,420,125.

Breakdown

* C17 Locomotive 967 $1,268,800.

* Rolling Stock (completed)$151,325.

* Additional Funds required - C17 Locomotive 967 $ 328,000.

* Updated Refurbishment of Rolling Stock $1,748,125.

Other

* Building & Station Works as at December 2017 $1,250,000.

* Additional Funds required $471,000.

* Updated Building & Station Works$1,721,000.

Totals

* Project Budget as at December 2017 $14,500,783.

* Updated Project Budget $16,853,885.55

* State Government funding $7,000,000.

* Council funding as of April 26 2018 $9,853,885.55.

Gympie Times


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