Thursday, November 16, 2023


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New Community Facility Proposed For Galbraith Park

Galbraith Park in Cannonvale is facing a face lift and upgrade, with the Whitsunday Regional Council opening up public consultation regarding the park’s Land Management Plan.

Comprising of four State reservations, the park hosts the Whitsunday Organic Community Gardens and is well used by local groups.

The Council, as trustee of the reserves that make up the park, have drafted a Land Management Plan, outlining the short-term and long-term proposals.

The short-term plan is to redefine zoning to part of the reserve to be ‘Recreation’, in order to develop and construct a new community facility, to provide the proposed needs of the community in 2040.

The long-term proposal is the freehold of the area, so that the facility will continue to benefit the community.

The new facility plans include hot desk facilities, arts and cultural displays, provision of a library service, and community meeting rooms.

This proposal has the scope to attract a Regional University Study Hub, local business growth, address the growth of residents in the region, and increase community connectivity.

Residents of the region are welcome to submit their thoughts on the Whitsunday Regional Council’s Your Say website.

The reserves of Galbraith Park in Cannonvale and the 3D rendering of the proposed facility. Image supplied

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