Wildlife Park Upgrade

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Thank you for your interest. Consultation has concluded.


Works have been completed at Wildlife Park, with the new 12-bay car park along Jubilee Pocket Road and new park facilities installed in 2019.

Whitsunday Regional Council sought community input into further upgrades at the Wildlife Road Park in May 2018, and the ideas received have been incorporated into the planning.

These upgrades have been funded under the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland program.


Consultation

Council is pleased to announce the results from the consultation period show widespread support for some key features of the proposed upgrade, including the toilet block, car parking and extra play equipment.

During the consultation there were major concerns expressed by local residents regarding the proposed skate facility, and in recognition of the issues raised, Council will no longer be including a skate facility in the upgrade.

The upgrade will include:

  • Small toilet block (locked at night)
  • 12 new carparks along Jubilee Pocket Road
  • A new shelter and BBQ
  • Extra play equipment including a flying fox and mouse wheel, and
  • New footpaths and lighting to connect the existing footpaths.


If you have any queries, please contact Council on the following details:

Phone: 1300 972 753 (WRC QLD)

Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

Post: Attn Works for Queensland, PO Box 104 Proserpine QLD 4800



Works have been completed at Wildlife Park, with the new 12-bay car park along Jubilee Pocket Road and new park facilities installed in 2019.

Whitsunday Regional Council sought community input into further upgrades at the Wildlife Road Park in May 2018, and the ideas received have been incorporated into the planning.

These upgrades have been funded under the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland program.


Consultation

Council is pleased to announce the results from the consultation period show widespread support for some key features of the proposed upgrade, including the toilet block, car parking and extra play equipment.

During the consultation there were major concerns expressed by local residents regarding the proposed skate facility, and in recognition of the issues raised, Council will no longer be including a skate facility in the upgrade.

The upgrade will include:

  • Small toilet block (locked at night)
  • 12 new carparks along Jubilee Pocket Road
  • A new shelter and BBQ
  • Extra play equipment including a flying fox and mouse wheel, and
  • New footpaths and lighting to connect the existing footpaths.


If you have any queries, please contact Council on the following details:

Phone: 1300 972 753 (WRC QLD)

Email: info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

Post: Attn Works for Queensland, PO Box 104 Proserpine QLD 4800


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Definitely don't want to be doing the 'us against them' thing but other locations in our united, same rate and fee paying Whitsunday region would like the start of recreational areas such as this let alone its upgrade. Who knows, facilities such as these may even help to make other locations more attractive to live and visit? Sorry :(

cjndcw over 3 years ago

Hi Brian, thanks for your feedback and our recent phone conversation. We will follow up on your concerns and report back to you. Thank you, Joanne - WRC Team

WRC Team over 3 years ago

Some weeks ago The Mayor, Councillor Jan Clifford and a couple of staff met with several residents that are adjacent or close to the park. At that meeting certain assurances were given. NONE of the assurances (to my knowledge) have taken place. What's happening?
If you don't have a record of the assurances, I do.
Regards
Brian Richardson 0400 985 760

nanster over 3 years ago

We don't need a skate park , flying fox or mouse house in the Wildlife park. The council struggles to maintain what we have throughout our region, the cost of maintaining and cleaning up these facilities will only increase our rates.
The Wildlife park has been enjoyed for years by families kicking the footy and playing cricket, the council has recently planted trees in the middle of the park, showing how out of touch and unfamiliar they are with the locals to the area and use of the park.
I visit the park 4 - 5 times a week with my kids. Not once have i seen either one of the 3 representative council members enjoying the parks facilities.
The grants need to go to good use and not be wasted on 'tacky' little items that will become an eyesore in years to come.

Parklands over 3 years ago

5 as side, half court basketball or soccer court would be good for people my age to have something to do in the evenings.

JM7 over 3 years ago

A single, half court basketball ring for shooting 5 a side ball, or just 1 or 2 players would be good for us older people to have something to do in the evenings.

JM7 over 3 years ago

It would be really good to get a toilet block at the Abell/Park Road playground area too. My little boy is just out of nappies and I really don’t want to encourage him to pee on the grass!

MrsE over 3 years ago