Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Give Your Feedback On New Bowen Jetty Designs

The unveiling of two Jetty designs for the new Bowen Jetty showcase ideas and features generated from the feedback of the people living within the region.

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) CEO Brendan Webb said putting the community first was a key part of their planning stage.

“We could not have asked for more from the community when it comes to them sharing their passion, local knowledge and great ideas,” Mr Webb said.

“More than 770 people have gave their feedback through our first survey, workshops and pop-up sessions in March.”

NQBP developed the two new designs by listening to community ideas when creating the two concepts and now want feedback.

Details about the design options and artist impressions are available on the project website and will be available at upcoming information sessions in Bowen.

“This will be the last opportunity for the community to have their say on the concept design by completing the online survey. So, I encourage everyone to provide their feedback during June,” Mr Webb said.

“Your feedback will help our project team refine the final jetty concept design, which we’ll share later this year.”

Built-in 1867 the Bowen Wharf structure is an iconic local landmark that is nearing its end of life.

“The State Government’s $50 million commitment to replace the jetty will provide the Bowen community with a sustainable structure boasting a 100-year design life,” Mr Webb said.

The jetty is imagined as a versatile hub connecting with the Bowen foreshore, with recreational fishing activities, leisure strolls and picturesque views of Bowen’s scenic coastline on offer.

“We asked the community what they valued and wanted to see in the future Jetty, and we have heard them loud and clear,” Mr Webb said.

Key features of the concept designs include:

   • Ample shade and seating for relaxing and socialising

   • Toilets and water bubblers

   • Dedicated fishing areas equipped with modern amenities

   • Accessibility provisions to ensure inclusivity for all members of the community

   • Environmental consideration to preserve local ecosystems

   • Integration of Juru people artwork and cultural elements to celebrate the region’s rich heritage.

During June, the project team will be in Bowen to talk with the local community.

Come along to displays and chat with a team member:

   • Bowen PCYC, Friday 14 June, 4pm to 6pm

   • Centre Point Plaza Shopping Centre, Saturday 15 June, 9.30am to 11.30am

   • Bowen Community Markets, Sunday 16 June, 7am to 12pm

   • Bowen Show, Tuesday, 25 June

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