Woodlands District Park – Stage 1 of the park’s development

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The new Woodlands District Park is set to become a sought-after destination for leisure and social activities in the Beaconsfield/Andergrove area. The beautiful bushland will continue to be protected and remains a key feature of the new 21-hectare park.

This expansive park has been created through the amalgamation of several council-owned allotments, park and open space reserves including the 10ha Woodlands Reserve

The site contains open green spaces, beautiful remnant bushland, and a picturesque lake feature. As the park is progressively developed, it will boast a range of facilities including an all-abilities playground, public amenities, paths to run, walk and cycle on and family-friendly barbecue facilities and picnic shelters.

Council undertook extensive consultation with the community to develop a comprehensive master plan incorporating a range of elements and activities.

A new inclusive all-abilities playground is set to be built as part of the first stage of Woodlands District Park project within the park’s Central Precinct.

The playground, which was initially planned as part of stage three of the park’s development, has been brought forward into stage one thanks to a $1.5 million commitment from council.

This is on top of $2 million in funding provided through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program to undertake the initial works proposed as part of the master plan. The first phase of works include the main north-south and east-west shared paths and new public amenities.

Construction of the playground is expected to start next financial year after initial drainage and earthworks are finalised. The installation of the new public amenities, including an adult changing facility for the disabled community, will occur during this second phase of construction.

Civil works to improve drainage and to naturalise the unsightly open swale drain running through the Central Precinct will be undertaken during the upcoming dry season.

The development of Central Precinct will be complemented in future stages to develop the proposed Lake Precinct with other works planned to protect and enhance the existing Woodlands Reserve.

Stage one of Woodlands District Park upgrades will include:

  • A new all-abilities playground
  • A multipurpose active track (Woodlands Track), which will be suitable for all ages
  • New barbecue and picnic facilities
  • Public amenities and a Changing Places facility for the disabled community
  • Improvements to the park’s entry along Broomdykes Drive
  • Additional paths including the start of a new north-south connection through to Caledonian Drive and the extension of the existing cross-park (east-west) link.
  • Drainage and landscaping improvements including the reshaping and replanting of the unsightly open swale drain to naturalise the watercourse.


Aerial view of site

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This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program in association with Mackay Regional Council.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The new Woodlands District Park is set to become a sought-after destination for leisure and social activities in the Beaconsfield/Andergrove area. The beautiful bushland will continue to be protected and remains a key feature of the new 21-hectare park.

This expansive park has been created through the amalgamation of several council-owned allotments, park and open space reserves including the 10ha Woodlands Reserve

The site contains open green spaces, beautiful remnant bushland, and a picturesque lake feature. As the park is progressively developed, it will boast a range of facilities including an all-abilities playground, public amenities, paths to run, walk and cycle on and family-friendly barbecue facilities and picnic shelters.

Council undertook extensive consultation with the community to develop a comprehensive master plan incorporating a range of elements and activities.

A new inclusive all-abilities playground is set to be built as part of the first stage of Woodlands District Park project within the park’s Central Precinct.

The playground, which was initially planned as part of stage three of the park’s development, has been brought forward into stage one thanks to a $1.5 million commitment from council.

This is on top of $2 million in funding provided through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program to undertake the initial works proposed as part of the master plan. The first phase of works include the main north-south and east-west shared paths and new public amenities.

Construction of the playground is expected to start next financial year after initial drainage and earthworks are finalised. The installation of the new public amenities, including an adult changing facility for the disabled community, will occur during this second phase of construction.

Civil works to improve drainage and to naturalise the unsightly open swale drain running through the Central Precinct will be undertaken during the upcoming dry season.

The development of Central Precinct will be complemented in future stages to develop the proposed Lake Precinct with other works planned to protect and enhance the existing Woodlands Reserve.

Stage one of Woodlands District Park upgrades will include:

  • A new all-abilities playground
  • A multipurpose active track (Woodlands Track), which will be suitable for all ages
  • New barbecue and picnic facilities
  • Public amenities and a Changing Places facility for the disabled community
  • Improvements to the park’s entry along Broomdykes Drive
  • Additional paths including the start of a new north-south connection through to Caledonian Drive and the extension of the existing cross-park (east-west) link.
  • Drainage and landscaping improvements including the reshaping and replanting of the unsightly open swale drain to naturalise the watercourse.


Aerial view of site

Stay updated on this project by subscribing to its project update emails. Click the Stay Informed button on the right of this page. You will receive an email afterwards asking you to confirm your subscription.

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program in association with Mackay Regional Council.

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