The Queensland State Government has announced that the Queens Park in Mackay has been reopened, following $8.8 million upgrade and revitalisation works.
Julieanne Gilbert, Assistant Queensland Treasurer and Member for Mackay outlined that the project had provided an employment boost to the city during redevelopment.
“Nowhere in our state has been immune to the challenges we’re seeing in Queensland and around the world, so projects like this have proven crucial for businesses, workers and their families”.
“Our government’s Unite and Recover economic plan has given an infrastructure investment guarantee of $51.8 billion over four years, so we’ll continue to build and employ to grow our economy”.
“Tourism is also a central part of our recovery, and today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at Queens Park is another reminder that Mackay is good to go for a visit or holiday.” Ms Gilbert said.
– New entrance
– Parks drainage upgrade
– Underground electrical upgrade
– Water infrastructure upgrade
– Iconic shelter
– New toilet block
– Off-leash dog park
– Upgraded cricket shed
– Additional shelters and barbeques
– Yarning circle and cultural trail
– Landscaping works, with over more than 2000 new plants
– Upgrades of Orchid House featuring
– New water feature
– New signage and wayfinding suite
Cameron Dick, Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning outlined that the Queensland State Government has fully funded the project to assist Mackay recover from Cyclone Debbie.
“In total our government is investing $110 million to help Queensland communities get back on their feet following Cyclone Debbie,”
“Whether it’s a cyclone, flood or bushfire, or a health emergency such as COVID-19, building infrastructure is central to our economic fightback as we Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs”.
“Our government’s focus now is on continuing to deliver our COVID economic recovery plan to get Queenslanders working again”.
“The revitalisation of Queens Park once again highlights the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to community infrastructure and delivering for our regions”. Mr Dick said.
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– Media Release: Revitalisation works give the royal treatment to Queens Park
– Images: Queens Park Revitalisation Project
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