Thursday, January 18, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Choose Collinsville Town Centre Upgrade has been officially opened at a special ceremony on Monday, January 15.
The Whitsunday Regional Council project began in July 2023 and was a part of the Collinsville Masterplan 2021 to beautify the community.
Completed in November 2023, the project was predominately undertaken by Council staff and was supported by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Upgrades included new irrigated garden beds within the street, including plants and larger shade trees to help cool the street, new disabled car parks, in key locations, new furniture, including bin shelters, bench seats and bollards, new asphalt and reseal, line marking, and street print at entrances to Stanley Street, and new town map, including a history of Collinsville.
“Council looks forward to more rains this wet season that will help our shade trees and ground covers create a green and welcoming Stanley Street for residents and visitors,” a Council spokesperson explained.
“The upgrade has helped revitalise the feel in Stanley Street and aligns with Councils Main Street upgrades completed in Bowen, Proserpine, and Airlie Beach.”
Other projects completed from the Collinsville Masterplan 2021 include the waterpark, playground upgrades, town centre upgrade, pathway upgrades, town centre enhancement, tennis court refurbishment, rugby league club lighting and clubhouse upgrades.
Upcoming projects for Collinsville include the Darcy Munro Park Pump track, and further pathway upgrades to create pedestrian connectivity.
CEO of Council, Warren Brunker, Councillor Michelle Wright, Mayor Julie Hall, and Acting Director Infrastructure Services, Michael Downing. Photo supplied