Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Yeppoon's lagoon to come soon

Media Release

FN065/2017

16 May 2017

  • Works have begun on the new lagoon precinct in Yeppoon
  • The lagoon will assist the local economy by encouraging tourism
  • The Coalition Government is investing $2 million towards the lagoon pool through the National Stronger Regions Fund

Works have begun on the Lagoon Precinct in Yeppoon as part of the $53 million Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the upgrade will help stimulate the local economy by encouraging more people to visit the redeveloped Livingstone Foreshore area. 

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

“This investment will create ongoing jobs which is great for the economy of Yeppoon and surrounding region.”

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, who joined the community today for the sod turn, said she was pleased to see the Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project taking shape.

“The Lagoon Precinct will include the construction of the Appleton and Barry Street Intersection, Keppel Kraken Beach Access, the Normanby-Queen Streetscape, a Footbridge to Cooee Bay, and an Amphitheatre Stage Roof,” Ms Landry said.

“The Amphitheatre Stage Roof will cater to Livingstone Shire's ever-expanding event calendar. It will provide the community with access to a great venue that is protected from the elements year-round.

“The new lagoon pool is scheduled for completion in December 2017, just in time for visitors during the summer holidays.”

State Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga said the Queensland Government was committed to seeing the project delivered.

“The Palaszczuk Government has committed $29 million in funds towards the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project. This upgrade will create 195 jobs for the community,” Ms Lauga said.

“This is a major investment in the region's infrastructure and reaching stage 5 of the Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project is a significant milestone.

“Residents and visitors to the region will all benefit from these projects and it's fantastic to see the foreshore go through this magnificent change.”

Mayor of Livingstone Shire Council, Bill Ludwig said the Lagoon Precinct is the spectacular centrepiece of the Yeppoon Town Centre and Foreshore Revitalisation Project.

“This project will encapsulate some of the unique attributes of the Capricorn Coast, including a swim-up infinity edge with stunning views over the Keppel Islands,” Cr Ludwig said.

“It has been strategically designed to include both a shallow-depth children's play area as well as an informal lap swimming area, plus shaded areas in and around the lagoon. The two-storey pavilion will offer stunning views overlooking the entire precinct and pristine coastline.

“Council has long held plans to develop the region into one of Queensland's premier coastal destinations. Through projects like the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation and the strong support we have received from the Australian and Queensland governments, our shared vision continues to unfold into an exciting reality.”

The Coalition Government is investing $2 million towards this component. The Queensland Government is providing $9 million, and Livingstone Shire Council is contributing $4 million.