Civil works are set to begin on three of Emu Park’s main streets this week, as part of the $4.5million Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation project.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said this next stage of the master-planned revitalisation project follows on from the hugely successful Centenary of ANZAC Precinct and boardwalk.
“The key focus areas will include upgrading of Emu Street, Granville Street and Tennent Memorial Drive and Kerr Park,” Mayor Ludwig said.
“Local civil contractor, JRT Civil was successful in tendering for the works which will include pavement upgrades, undergrounding of power, formalised carparking and bus areas, street lighting and enhanced pedestrian pathway linkages
“The project objective is the progressive transformation of the Emu Park foreshore and surrounding village precinct into a drawcard tourist attraction for the region, and a signature recreational area for local residents and visitors.
“Planned additional future works will also deliver quality streetscaping, playscapes, public art, community amenities and wellness infrastructure.
“I must sincerely commend our funding partners, Queensland State Government and Emu Park Bendigo Community Bank, as well as the Emu Park community reference group who have provided significant input to help shape this exciting revitalisation project.”
Assistant Minister for Education and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said this was a fantastic community project to enhance the liveability for residents living at the southern end of the Capricorn Coast.
“Emu Park is a unique coastal community and it’s wonderful to see this project transforming the foreshore and town centre,” Mrs Lauga said.
“It also enhances the town’s charming village feel by offering residents and visitors much more active play areas and walks, and gathering and art spaces.”
The Kerr Park playground, the Anzac Memorial and the boardwalk to the Singing Ship will remain open throughout construction – parking will be available at the Surf Life Saving Club carpark.
Residents are encouraged to take caution during the progress of these works by obeying all traffic signs and traffic controller directions.
Livingstone Shire Council: $2.2M
Queensland Government: $2.05M
Bendigo Bank (Emu Park): $300,000
TOTAL : $4.55M