Yeppoon Foreshore upgrade continues to roll out

Media Release

FN034/2017

09 March 2017

Joint release with:

Michelle Landry

Federal Member for Capricornia

  • New carpark open and site prepared for lagoon pool development
  • Part of the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project
  • The Coalition Government investing $10 million through the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Yeppoon community are already reaping the rewards from the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project with the Multi-Storey Car Park opening today, providing free undercover parking in the CBD.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the revitalisation project would help stimulate the local economy by encouraging more people to visit the redeveloped Livingstone Foreshore and CBD area.

“The revitalisation project will be rolled out over many years so the community can begin utilising the diverse range of facilities as each section is completed,” Minister Nash said.

“Stage 3 saw the opening of the Keppel Kraken Water Play Area in December 2015, Stage 4 involved the construction of the new multi-story carpark, while Stage 5 will focus on the more public spaces of the foreshore.

“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and vibrant city centres are a big part of that.”

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry joined the community for the official car park opening and toured the proposed Lagoon Pool today.

“It was fantastic to see the site being prepared for the next exciting stage of this project which will deliver the Lagoon Pool Precinct and upgrade to the existing amphitheatre and boardwalk,” Ms Landry said.

“Our Government is focussed on driving local job creation in our regional centres and the direct stimulus both during construction as well as the ongoing jobs that come with this tourist infrastructure will lay the foundations for future economic growth here in Yeppoon.”

The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation (Stages 3, 4 & 5) is a $53 million project jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $10 million, the Queensland Government contributing $29 million, and Livingstone Shire Council contributing $14 million.