Works for Queensland

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Les Stagg Grandstand in Proserpine

The Works for Queensland (W4Q) program is a Queensland Government initiative which aims to create local jobs and stimulate the local economy. Council has been successful in receiving funding under the last three rounds to upgrade park equipment and facilities, footpaths, shade structures, infrastructure upgrades and more.

The following funding amounts have been received to deliver projects across the Whitsunday region, and details about each project can be found in the table below:

  • Round 4 (2021-24) - $3.84 million
  • COVID (2020-21) - $2.72 million
  • Round 3 (2019-21) - $3.61 million
  • Round 2 (2017-19) - $4.07 million
  • Round 1 (2016-17) - $4.36 million


Community Consultation occurred for several upgrades, and further info can be found by clicking the links below:


2021-24 W4Q Projects

ProjectDescriptionStatus
Airlie Beach Lagoon upgradesLighting improvements and upgrades to beach areas
Underway

Shute Harbour lookout upgradesLookout and carpark upgrades at Shute HarbourUpcoming

Brandy Creek public amenitiesNew public amenitiesUpcoming

Dingo Beach bollardsNew bollards to be installed at the foreshoreCompleted

Gloucester carpark improvementsImproved access and carpark at the Gloucester Sport & Recreation AssociationUpcoming

Bowen walking trackNew walking track at Case ParkUpcoming

Front Beach skatepark, BowenReplacing old timber skatepark sections with replastUnderway

Bowen hydrotherapy poolNew hydrotherapy pool at the Bowen Swimming PoolUpcoming

Mullers Lagoon, BowenUpgrading two pedestrian bridges at Mullers LagoonUpcoming

Greening and Growing irrigation, BowenNew irrigation as part of the recycled water network in Bowen, at various locations including Barker Park, Case Park and Henry Darwen ParkUpcoming

Bowen Water Treatment Plant upgradesUpgrades to switchboards and intake at the BWTPUpcoming

Collinsville Aquatic FacilityRetiling works at the Collinsville Swimming PoolUpcoming

Collinsville Community CentrePainting the exterior of the community centreUpcoming

Sewer relining works across the Whitsunday RegionSewer lines and pump stations will be upgraded at various locations across the regionUpcoming


COVID Funding 2020-21

Airlie Beach Foreshore

Additional LED lighting along pedestrian pathway

Underway

Cannonvale Foreshore

New playground to replace existing playground, and roof repairs to the After School Care building

Completed

Cannonvale Depot

Replace roof at the Depot

Completed

Whitsunday Coast Airport

New roof and solar installation

Completed

Les Stagg Oval, Proserpine

Replace existing grandstand with new grandstand

Completed

Proserpine Water & Sewer

Replace roof of the Administration Building

Completed

Proserpine Swimming Pool

Remove old residence building and upgrade kiosk area

Completed

Collinsville Swimming Pool

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Collinsville Youth Coalition

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Wangaratta Caravan Park, Bowen

Refurbish pool and filtration system

Completed

Bowen Water Park

Replace softfall with concrete flooring, and upgrades to equipment

Completed

Bowen Swimming Pool

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Bowen Aerodrome

Replace sewerage treatment system and exterior cladding of the Work Camp residences

Completed



The Works for Queensland (W4Q) program is a Queensland Government initiative which aims to create local jobs and stimulate the local economy. Council has been successful in receiving funding under the last three rounds to upgrade park equipment and facilities, footpaths, shade structures, infrastructure upgrades and more.

The following funding amounts have been received to deliver projects across the Whitsunday region, and details about each project can be found in the table below:

  • Round 4 (2021-24) - $3.84 million
  • COVID (2020-21) - $2.72 million
  • Round 3 (2019-21) - $3.61 million
  • Round 2 (2017-19) - $4.07 million
  • Round 1 (2016-17) - $4.36 million


Community Consultation occurred for several upgrades, and further info can be found by clicking the links below:


2021-24 W4Q Projects

ProjectDescriptionStatus
Airlie Beach Lagoon upgradesLighting improvements and upgrades to beach areas
Underway

Shute Harbour lookout upgradesLookout and carpark upgrades at Shute HarbourUpcoming

Brandy Creek public amenitiesNew public amenitiesUpcoming

Dingo Beach bollardsNew bollards to be installed at the foreshoreCompleted

Gloucester carpark improvementsImproved access and carpark at the Gloucester Sport & Recreation AssociationUpcoming

Bowen walking trackNew walking track at Case ParkUpcoming

Front Beach skatepark, BowenReplacing old timber skatepark sections with replastUnderway

Bowen hydrotherapy poolNew hydrotherapy pool at the Bowen Swimming PoolUpcoming

Mullers Lagoon, BowenUpgrading two pedestrian bridges at Mullers LagoonUpcoming

Greening and Growing irrigation, BowenNew irrigation as part of the recycled water network in Bowen, at various locations including Barker Park, Case Park and Henry Darwen ParkUpcoming

Bowen Water Treatment Plant upgradesUpgrades to switchboards and intake at the BWTPUpcoming

Collinsville Aquatic FacilityRetiling works at the Collinsville Swimming PoolUpcoming

Collinsville Community CentrePainting the exterior of the community centreUpcoming

Sewer relining works across the Whitsunday RegionSewer lines and pump stations will be upgraded at various locations across the regionUpcoming


COVID Funding 2020-21

Airlie Beach Foreshore

Additional LED lighting along pedestrian pathway

Underway

Cannonvale Foreshore

New playground to replace existing playground, and roof repairs to the After School Care building

Completed

Cannonvale Depot

Replace roof at the Depot

Completed

Whitsunday Coast Airport

New roof and solar installation

Completed

Les Stagg Oval, Proserpine

Replace existing grandstand with new grandstand

Completed

Proserpine Water & Sewer

Replace roof of the Administration Building

Completed

Proserpine Swimming Pool

Remove old residence building and upgrade kiosk area

Completed

Collinsville Swimming Pool

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Collinsville Youth Coalition

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Wangaratta Caravan Park, Bowen

Refurbish pool and filtration system

Completed

Bowen Water Park

Replace softfall with concrete flooring, and upgrades to equipment

Completed

Bowen Swimming Pool

Install new amenities block, with disability access

Completed

Bowen Aerodrome

Replace sewerage treatment system and exterior cladding of the Work Camp residences

Completed



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    Why was the dingo beach community not consulted about the instalment of bollards which will literally cut access to tables that have been in the esplanade and useable for decades. And I don't mean consulting the progress association, I mean actually getting the rate paying community together and asking what they want. I don't disagree with installing bollards at the foreshore to protect the beach but installing them back at the road is absolutely ludicrous. Why all the secrecy? Most people who live there had no idea it was happening until Council posted on facebook the day it was to start being installed.

    Kara asked 9 months ago

    Hi Kara,

    The new bollards at Dingo Beach have been installed to try to stop illegal camping, to allow good grass cover on the park land for families to enjoy and to address the safety issues around kids/pedestrians having to contend with vehicles. In response to community concerns, Council has listened to the phone calls and emails received and have been able to change the design to allow for an access road and more parking to the left of the toilet block, and bollards have not been placed in the 150m section between the boat ramp and the pub.

    Thanks, WRC Team

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    When are you repairing or replacing the swimming enclosure at Wilson Beach

    Barbara Healey asked 10 months ago

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for your enquiry. The Wilsons Beach swimming enclosure works have been out to tender twice over the past two years, and have received no suitable submissions during the tender processes. A report is being drafted which outlines the options moving forward and will be presented to Council at an upcoming briefing session. We will keep the community updated on the outcome of this report. 

    Thanks, WRC Team

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    Hi Mark and Team, When will you commencing works at Cannonvale lakes, parker rd?? jess

    jess dufty asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Jess, thanks for your query. 

    We are expecting works to begin within the next 6 months, pending approvals from the Queensland Government for the next round of Works for Queensland. Once we have further information we will update the community. 

    Thanks, WRC Team