Lake Proserpine

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Lake Proserpine (also known as the Peter Faust Dam) is one of the Whitsunday Region's most iconic natural assets and is located approximately 25km west of Proserpine.

A Masterplan to upgrade and enhance the visitor experience and recreational activities at Lake Proserpine was received by Council in late 2018.

Stage 1 of the Masterplan is designed to attract locals and visitor to Lake Proserpine, including the new 72-hour free camping facility and following improvements:



  • The refurbishment of existing picnic shelters and barbeques and addition of new toilet and shower amenities
  • Supply and installation of 3 pontoons/jetties for hand fishing and land access
  • Upgrades to existing carparking areas (resurfacing and line marking)
  • Enhanced informal camping
  • Civil works including ground clearing and sealing sections of roadways
  • Construction of a kiosk for the hire and sale of goods and services to the public
  • Upgrade of visitor centre and installation of interpretive panels
  • Installation of new signage for public and private land and wayfinding (directions) for visitors
  • The installation of vehicle washdown bays to prevent the spread of the pest plant/weed Mimosa Pigra


Download the Lake Proserpine Master Plan here to see future stages of the development.


Background

As part of the Proserpine Sustainability and Future Growth Master Plan, a set of community inspired projects were developed that work towards shaping future growth and sustainability of the region. During community consultation, it was identified that recreational and tourism additions in and around Lake Proserpine would add significant, economic, social and commercial value to the area.

The dam and certain surrounding land are owned and operated by Sunwater Limited. The dam was built to predominantly service agricultural and urban water supply. It also provides flood mitigation effect to the townships of Proserpine, Cannonvale and their surrounding areas.

Commencing 28 June 2019, Sunwater, granted Council a non-exclusive long-term licence. The granting of this licence allows Council to use and occupy allocated Wet and Dry Concession Areas for SunWater’s permitted purposes for the development and delivery of new and enhanced recreational activities and facilities for the benefit of the surrounding communities and the regional Whitsunday tourism industry.

Stage 1 is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Building our Regions program ($1.5M) and Tourism Recovery Fund ($1M).


Lake Proserpine (also known as the Peter Faust Dam) is one of the Whitsunday Region's most iconic natural assets and is located approximately 25km west of Proserpine.

A Masterplan to upgrade and enhance the visitor experience and recreational activities at Lake Proserpine was received by Council in late 2018.

Stage 1 of the Masterplan is designed to attract locals and visitor to Lake Proserpine, including the new 72-hour free camping facility and following improvements:



  • The refurbishment of existing picnic shelters and barbeques and addition of new toilet and shower amenities
  • Supply and installation of 3 pontoons/jetties for hand fishing and land access
  • Upgrades to existing carparking areas (resurfacing and line marking)
  • Enhanced informal camping
  • Civil works including ground clearing and sealing sections of roadways
  • Construction of a kiosk for the hire and sale of goods and services to the public
  • Upgrade of visitor centre and installation of interpretive panels
  • Installation of new signage for public and private land and wayfinding (directions) for visitors
  • The installation of vehicle washdown bays to prevent the spread of the pest plant/weed Mimosa Pigra


Download the Lake Proserpine Master Plan here to see future stages of the development.


Background

As part of the Proserpine Sustainability and Future Growth Master Plan, a set of community inspired projects were developed that work towards shaping future growth and sustainability of the region. During community consultation, it was identified that recreational and tourism additions in and around Lake Proserpine would add significant, economic, social and commercial value to the area.

The dam and certain surrounding land are owned and operated by Sunwater Limited. The dam was built to predominantly service agricultural and urban water supply. It also provides flood mitigation effect to the townships of Proserpine, Cannonvale and their surrounding areas.

Commencing 28 June 2019, Sunwater, granted Council a non-exclusive long-term licence. The granting of this licence allows Council to use and occupy allocated Wet and Dry Concession Areas for SunWater’s permitted purposes for the development and delivery of new and enhanced recreational activities and facilities for the benefit of the surrounding communities and the regional Whitsunday tourism industry.

Stage 1 is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Building our Regions program ($1.5M) and Tourism Recovery Fund ($1M).


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