North Mackay Rotary Lookout

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The view from this platform is fantastic.

Construction of the Rotary Lookout is underway. The North Mackay Rotary Lookout Upgrade is a $1.38m project jointly funded by the Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government under the Building Our Regions program.

The upgrade will modernise the presentation of the lookout, promoting the area as a tourist destination. The upgraded lookout will include a directional marker floor design with brass plaques highlighting key visible landmarks and identifying some of the regions ‘hot spots’.

The improved presentation will be complemented by the upgraded practical aspects of the design including improved landscaping, seating, drinking facilities, car parking and street lighting. The upgrade will also include a shade structure that will be illuminated at night.

Unfortunately, the project has incurred some delays due to COVID-19. A key aspect of the design is to remove the existing overhead powerlines and replace with underground cabling. Ergon Energy’s current policy relating to social distancing has resulted in the delay of these works. The overhead lines present an eyesore to the site and conflict with the proposed structure.

The project team are working closely with Ergon Energy to determine a suitable timeframe to proceed and are progressing with aspects of the project unaffected by this delay.

Recent project activities are as follows:

  • Demolition works complete
  • Underbore works complete
  • Stormwater complete
  • Masonry Brickwork complete
  • Concreting works ongoing
  • Piers and footwork ongoing

Construction of the Rotary Lookout is underway. The North Mackay Rotary Lookout Upgrade is a $1.38m project jointly funded by the Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government under the Building Our Regions program.

The upgrade will modernise the presentation of the lookout, promoting the area as a tourist destination. The upgraded lookout will include a directional marker floor design with brass plaques highlighting key visible landmarks and identifying some of the regions ‘hot spots’.

The improved presentation will be complemented by the upgraded practical aspects of the design including improved landscaping, seating, drinking facilities, car parking and street lighting. The upgrade will also include a shade structure that will be illuminated at night.

Unfortunately, the project has incurred some delays due to COVID-19. A key aspect of the design is to remove the existing overhead powerlines and replace with underground cabling. Ergon Energy’s current policy relating to social distancing has resulted in the delay of these works. The overhead lines present an eyesore to the site and conflict with the proposed structure.

The project team are working closely with Ergon Energy to determine a suitable timeframe to proceed and are progressing with aspects of the project unaffected by this delay.

Recent project activities are as follows:

  • Demolition works complete
  • Underbore works complete
  • Stormwater complete
  • Masonry Brickwork complete
  • Concreting works ongoing
  • Piers and footwork ongoing
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Council is planning an upgrade of the iconic North Mackay Rotary Lookout. Your feedback will be used to influence the initial concept design for the redevelopment!


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