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Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project

Posted on: 20 November, 2014

Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation Stage 3 Ready to Roll

Livingstone Shire Council is ready to roll with stage 3 of the Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation, if it gets the green light from the State Government in the current Royalties for the Regions funding round.

Livingstone Shire Council is ready to roll with stage 3 of the Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation, if it gets the green light from the State Government in the current Royalties for the Regions funding round.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said he has been working closely with State Member Bruce Young on the $2.5 million Stage 3 project submission which when combined dollar for dollar with Livingstone will deliver a sensational $5 million foreshore project.

“This is a project of regional significance and a central feature of the Yeppoon Tourist Precinct Master Plan which has been identified in the region’s response to the Queensland Plan by both Livingstone and Rockhampton,” Cr Ludwig said.

“This overall Master Plan is also listed as a priority project in Central Queensland’s Strong Choices submission, the Destination Tourism Plan, RegionsQ Framework and will be one of the key priority projects for driving economic development and job creation in Central Queensland.

“The project has been purpose designed to fully activate the foreshore areas and complement the $120 million private sector developments such as Echelon, Oshen, Salt Yeppoon and The Strand refurbishment.

“All of these developments are now significant employers delivering ongoing hospitality and associated retail jobs that were generated by Stage 1 & 2 of the Foreshore Master Plan.”

Cr Ludwig said the new developments will generate further construction jobs and include additional major tourist facilities, accommodation, retail arcade, restaurants and sport and recreation facilities.

“With the support of Federal Member Michelle Landry, Council are already preparing a further submission for Stage 4 of the beachfront redevelopment Master Plan,” Cr Ludwig said.

“If successful, this additional funding will deliver all the major trunk infrastructure for future stages which will include redevelopment of the former hospital and Council sites and creation of a central multi-storey car park.

“When all stages are fully complete, the overall Master Plan will rival any other regional coastal foreshore development in the State.”

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