Botanic Gardens - Public Consultation

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Consultation has concluded

Area: Mackay Region
Published: August 17, 2015 - Archived Project


Consultation on the detailed design has now closed and results will be published online soon.

Thank you to all who attended our Community Feedback Day, dropped by one of our displays or provided online feedback!

Your participation and enthusiasm was much appreciated by the project team and design consultants, who will consider your ideas over the following months during the design process.

And congratulations to Kate Brunner, the lucky winner of an iPad for her attendance at the Community Feedback Day. Kate received her prize on Tuesday after Cr Morgan

Area: Mackay Region
Published: August 17, 2015 - Archived Project


Consultation on the detailed design has now closed and results will be published online soon.

Thank you to all who attended our Community Feedback Day, dropped by one of our displays or provided online feedback!

Your participation and enthusiasm was much appreciated by the project team and design consultants, who will consider your ideas over the following months during the design process.

And congratulations to Kate Brunner, the lucky winner of an iPad for her attendance at the Community Feedback Day. Kate received her prize on Tuesday after Cr Morgan drew her name out of the hat, and was absolutely thrilled with her new toy!

The Project

The detailed design will build upon the planning reflected in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Master Plan 2010, available on the Council website here.

The design team will aim to create one of the most significant gardens in regional Australia:

  • a major tourism drawcard for the region
  • a centre for environmental education and research
  • a snap shot of our natural landscape
  • a centre for wildlife viewing
  • an accessible site which offers local residents a unique ‘sense of place’ and recreational opportunities.

An Advisory Board has been formed to assist Council, and is made up of members representing a wide range of stakeholder interests. The Board's role is to ensure the design incorporates community needs while also achieving a world-class botanical collection. The Advisory Board will meet bi-monthly throughout the project.

Place Design Group have been contracted to undertake the detailed design, and have extensive experience in this area. Several of the senior members of the team were originally involved in the development of the first stage of the Botanic Gardens in 2003. Visit their website here to learn more.


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