Big plans for Northern Beaches park

Council will begin work on stages one and two of the Camilleri Street District Park Masterplan in late May.

The work will double the size of the popular Blacks Beach park, making it the biggest and most diverse park in the Northern Beaches.

Cr Ayril Paton said upgrades would help meet the needs of the growing Northern Beaches population.

“With about 1080 families living in the area, there is strong demand for improved recreational facilities in the Northern Beaches,” he said.

“The upgrades will build on existing infrastructure, such as the current playground, while catering to a wider range of ages.

“Community feedback, which was gathered over the last year-and-a-half, has helped guide the direction of the final concept design.

“We are looking forward to delivering something the whole community can enjoy and will be proud to have in their backyard.”

New additions as part of stages one and two of the Camilleri Street District Park Masterplan include:

  • A youth hub, featuring a skate park and pump track, a half basketball court and hit-up wall
  • New public amenities
  • Boardwalk and footpath connectivity from Barber Drive to Camilleri Street car park
  • Additional shelters, an electric BBQ, picnic tables and bench seats
  • Water bubbler and rubbish bins
  • Dog park

Construction of the youth hub component of the project is scheduled to start in late July and work will be carried out by Convic Pty Ltd.

All works are expected to be completed by November, weather permitting.

For more details visit connectingmackay.com.au.

This project is jointly funded between the Queensland Government and Mackay Regional Council.