POPULAR SPOT: Tahnee Gregurke, 7, swings at Queens Park with the help of her father Simon Gregurke.
POPULAR SPOT: Tahnee Gregurke, 7, swings at Queens Park with the help of her father Simon Gregurke. Zizi Averill

Community backs plan to revamp Queens Park facilities

QUEENS Park is about to experience some green growth with cash splashing in under the first stage of the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development plan.

Under the first stage of the city's revitalisation Queens Park will receive more than $8.6 million dollar in funding.

With construction scheduled for June this year, Mackay Regional Council embarked on months of community consultation to find out what residents most treasured about the park lands.

Mackay Regional Council Development Services acting director Teona Cousin said the community said their main concern was the "retention and revitalisation of the existing structures and plants already within the parklands."

For parents and children alike, the recently-installed adventure playground was identified as a popular element of the park and will likely remain a high priority for the funding.

Additional facilities that will be installed by council include more sporting and active spaces and an additional public bathroom near the adventure playground

Ms Cousin said council was exited to be able to enhance this public space by focusing on its irreplaceable natural assets and open, active spaces that promote sport and recreation.



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