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
Completed

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 AssociationUnderway

Bowen walking trackNew walking track at Case ParkCompleted

Front Beach skatepark, BowenReplacing old timber skatepark sections with replastCompleted

Bowen hydrotherapy poolNew hydrotherapy pool at the Bowen Swimming PoolUpcoming

Mullers Lagoon, BowenUpgrading two pedestrian bridges at Mullers LagoonCompleted

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 ParkUnderway

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

Collinsville Aquatic FacilityRetiling works at the Collinsville Swimming PoolUpcoming

Collinsville Community CentrePainting the exterior of the community centreCompleted

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



COVID Funding 2020-21

Airlie Beach Foreshore

Additional LED lighting along pedestrian pathway

Completed

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
Completed

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 AssociationUnderway

Bowen walking trackNew walking track at Case ParkCompleted

Front Beach skatepark, BowenReplacing old timber skatepark sections with replastCompleted

Bowen hydrotherapy poolNew hydrotherapy pool at the Bowen Swimming PoolUpcoming

Mullers Lagoon, BowenUpgrading two pedestrian bridges at Mullers LagoonCompleted

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 ParkUnderway

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

Collinsville Aquatic FacilityRetiling works at the Collinsville Swimming PoolUpcoming

Collinsville Community CentrePainting the exterior of the community centreCompleted

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



COVID Funding 2020-21

Airlie Beach Foreshore

Additional LED lighting along pedestrian pathway

Completed

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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    What’s the status on the proposed walking track upgrade from Horseshoe Bay to Rose By?

    Chopper asked 3 months ago

    Hi Chopper

    The Cape Edgecumbe Walking Trails Upgrade between Horseshoe Bay & Rose Bay is anticipated to commence in August. We are yet to have an exact start date yet from our contractors but will notify the community of exact track closure timings via our Yoursay project page, Facebook, newspaper notices and signage around the trails once we have an exact date. We expect to have the project start date known by mid July.

    For more information on the project, check out our fact sheet.

    Kind regards

    Jonathan Cutting

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    What is ‘the Hub’’? New building going up in Cannonvale?

    Sandra Flisk asked 11 months ago

    Hi Sandra

    We aren't sure exactly which you may be referring too. If located at Carlo Drive, it is a future health hub that will comprise medical and consulting offices. See the video here.

    Please email jonathan.cutting@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au if this isn't what you referred too and I'll help you figure it out!

    Kind regards

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    What is going on Creek St Bowen, a huge machine is knocking down trees ? Trees have lots of birds that nest there.

    Gwen Atkinson asked 12 months ago

    Good Morning

    The tree clearing on private property in Creek Road, Bowen was not associated with any Council works nor did it require Local Government approval. We are saddened to hear that there were birds nesting in the tree but are unable to change the result.

    Kind regards

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    I have been a resident of Abell Road, Cannonvale for over 12 years. During this time, I have seen numerous new estates open in the area. All these estates feed into Abell Road which has now become almost as busy as Shute Harbour Road. Now we have numerous more new estates, five in total that have a opened in the last couple of months which will also feed into Abell Road for people travelling to Whitsunday Plaza, Reef Plaza, 2 x industrial estates and for travel to Proserpine. Our road is used, via the small one way section at the end of Valley Drive by people travelling to these locations from the entire area from Valley Drive to Country Road, Springfield Crescent, Trader Court and now five more huge estates which have opened recently. Once these new estates are completed, I believe Abell Road will be just as busy, if not busier than Shute Harbour Road. Abell Road is approximately 4 metres wide and is completely incapable of carrying traffic of this magnitude. This road is extremely dangerous now and will only become way worse in the near future. I would like to know what Council intend to do with the one way street between Valley Drive and Abell Road once these new estates open up. Surely, if common sense prevails, the one way section will be closed off with a house or parkland, which will relieve the pressure and danger on Abell Road. It is unbelievable the amount of vehicles that travel against the one way sign as it is, so with much more traffic it only becomes much more dangerous. By closing the one way section, it will allow traffic from the areas mentioned above to utilise Valley Drive and Tropic Road to gain access to Shute Harbour Road which relieves heavy traffic in one area. I believe this needs to be done as soon as possible and as a matter of urgency before there is a serious accident or a child or elderly pedestrian is hit by a car or truck.

    Abell asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Abell,

    Thanks for your enquiry. Our Engineering Team are investigating the option of upgrading the Valley Drive -> Abell Road one way section, to be widened and opened for traffic moving both directions. Our investigation will occur in collaboration with Department of Transport Main Roads who manage the intersections along Shute Harbour Road, that would be impacted by our decision making for this one way section. This upgrade will be considered in a future annual budget. 

    Thanks, WRC Team

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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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 2 years 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