Flagstaff Hill Cultural & Conference Centre

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Flagstaff Hill is Bowen’s premier lookout, providing 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday hinterland.

Latest News

Construction will begin from Monday 8 March and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2021, weather permitting.

During construction, there will be temporary road closures at times and residents may notice an increase in traffic disruption in the area.

Background

In 2017, the existing café on Flagstaff Hill was badly damaged as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. After finding the building was unsuitable for repair it was demolished in 2019 and concepts were developed for the new building.  

The new Flagstaff Hill and Conference Centre is funded by Whitsunday Regional Council, the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions program and the joint Australian and Queensland Government Tourism Recovery Fund.

The project will redevelop the previous restaurant on Flagstaff Hill and provide a new tourism venue which will deliver Indigenous tourism activities, festivals, cooking classes, and farmers markets.

The building will cater for up to 200 patrons, containing a café, gift shop, kitchen facilities and an amphitheater complete with stage.




Flagstaff Hill is Bowen’s premier lookout, providing 360-degree views of the Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday hinterland.

Latest News

Construction will begin from Monday 8 March and is expected to be completed by the end of October 2021, weather permitting.

During construction, there will be temporary road closures at times and residents may notice an increase in traffic disruption in the area.

Background

In 2017, the existing café on Flagstaff Hill was badly damaged as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie. After finding the building was unsuitable for repair it was demolished in 2019 and concepts were developed for the new building.  

The new Flagstaff Hill and Conference Centre is funded by Whitsunday Regional Council, the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions program and the joint Australian and Queensland Government Tourism Recovery Fund.

The project will redevelop the previous restaurant on Flagstaff Hill and provide a new tourism venue which will deliver Indigenous tourism activities, festivals, cooking classes, and farmers markets.

The building will cater for up to 200 patrons, containing a café, gift shop, kitchen facilities and an amphitheater complete with stage.



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    What is happening with this project ?

    CCA asked about 2 months ago

    Hi CCA, The final design will be presented to Council for adoption in the next few weeks, and construction is expected to begin soon afterwards.

    Thanks, WRC Team

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    Is the design of the new building available to view?

    Mark.I asked 2 months ago

    Hi Mark, the design will be available to view soon, once it is presented to Council for adoption. It is expected this will occur in the next few weeks.

    Thanks, WRC Team

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    When will the road to flagstaff hill be opened. It’s a shame we cannot continue to use this site whilst this process of tender is being completed.

    John Vidulin asked 4 months ago

    Hi John,

    Thank you for your query. The road was recently upgraded and widened by WRC, and reopened to the public this week.

    Thanks, WRC Team