The tender for construction of a lagoon precinct to form the centrepiece of the $53 million Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project will be released next week.
Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig was today joined by Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry and State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga for an official dedication of the recently completed Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park followed by a site tour of the $15 million lagoon pool precinct.
Cr Ludwig said construction on the lagoon would start in May, with remedial earthworks getting under way later this month.
“This lagoon will be the centrepiece of works this year and we’re aiming to have it up and running by December which would be the best possible Christmas present we could give the community,” he said.
“I have to commend both the Australian and Queensland Governments for their critical partnership investment support in this world-class master-planned project which will drive economic growth, increase visitor numbers and create local jobs.”
More than 200 jobs are expected to be created during construction.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said it was exciting to see ancillary works on the lagoon precinct already underway.
“Crews have been hard at work carrying out erosion control works at Fig Tree Creek and soon we’ll see construction start on the next stage of the Lagoon Access Rd which will provide access to the Ross Creek end of Anzac Parade during the lagoon’s construction,” Ms Lauga said.
The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation (Stages 3, 4 & 5) is a $53 million project jointly funded with the Coalition Government contributing $10 million, the Queensland Government contributing $29 million, and Livingstone Shire Council contributing $14 million.
Details of Livingston Shire Council tenders are available at http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/161/Tenders