Queens Park Revitalisation Project

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Attention Orchid House visitors

Upgrades to the Orchid House are now complete and the Orchid House is open to the public.

The upgrades included the installation of a new front with lighting and interpretative signage, new wrought iron gates, security screens, a central water feature and new surrounding gardens. The timber has been painted throughout the entire facility and a new irrigation system has been installed.

The Orchid House is open Monday to Friday 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. Closed Saturdays and public holidays.

Queens Park open to the public!

Mayor Greg Williamson and Julieanne Gilbert MP officially opened the new and improved Queens Park at a small ceremony on Thursday, July 17.

The $8.86 million revitalisation program has transformed the popular recreation space.

The park features major upgrades to services, infrastructure and landscaping.

The upgrade works included:

  • A striking new entrance
  • A major overhaul of the parks drainage system and underground electrical and water infrastructure
  • An iconic shelter and new toilet block near the adventure playground
  • An off-leash dog park
  • Upgraded cricket shed (open for private bookings)
  • Additional shelters and BBQs for family occasions
  • A yarning circle and cultural trail
  • Landscaping works, with over more than 2000 new plants
  • Upgrades of Orchid House featuring wrought iron decorative gates and a new water feature
  • New signage and wayfinding suite.

Residents are being asked to keep off the newly turfed areas and vehicle access within the park will remain closed.

The revitalisation of Queens Park is the first project to be completed as part of the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA), which will help unlock the potential of this key commercial and recreational precinct.

The Queens Park revitalisation project is valued at $8.8million and was funded by the Queensland Government.

Attention Orchid House visitors

Upgrades to the Orchid House are now complete and the Orchid House is open to the public.

The upgrades included the installation of a new front with lighting and interpretative signage, new wrought iron gates, security screens, a central water feature and new surrounding gardens. The timber has been painted throughout the entire facility and a new irrigation system has been installed.

The Orchid House is open Monday to Friday 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. Closed Saturdays and public holidays.

Queens Park open to the public!

Mayor Greg Williamson and Julieanne Gilbert MP officially opened the new and improved Queens Park at a small ceremony on Thursday, July 17.

The $8.86 million revitalisation program has transformed the popular recreation space.

The park features major upgrades to services, infrastructure and landscaping.

The upgrade works included:

  • A striking new entrance
  • A major overhaul of the parks drainage system and underground electrical and water infrastructure
  • An iconic shelter and new toilet block near the adventure playground
  • An off-leash dog park
  • Upgraded cricket shed (open for private bookings)
  • Additional shelters and BBQs for family occasions
  • A yarning circle and cultural trail
  • Landscaping works, with over more than 2000 new plants
  • Upgrades of Orchid House featuring wrought iron decorative gates and a new water feature
  • New signage and wayfinding suite.

Residents are being asked to keep off the newly turfed areas and vehicle access within the park will remain closed.

The revitalisation of Queens Park is the first project to be completed as part of the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA), which will help unlock the potential of this key commercial and recreational precinct.

The Queens Park revitalisation project is valued at $8.8million and was funded by the Queensland Government.

  • Project update: Thursday, July 9, 2020

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    10 July, 2020
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    Queens Park open to the public

    The $8.86 million revitalisation program to transform the popular recreation space is almost complete.

    As the works are almost finished, council have decided to open the park now for the school holidays. But wish to advise the public that there are still some works outstanding.

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