Camilleri Street Park development enters next stages

Camilleri Street District Park at Blacks Beach has been a hive of activity over the last two months.

In July, council contractors Convic Pty Ltd started work on the youth hub, which features a skate park and pump track, a half basketball court and a hit-up wall.

Cr Ayril Paton said the facility was starting to take shape and there was plenty of excitement surrounding the development.

“Convic are the contractors responsible for the popular Sugar Bowl Mackay wheeled sports facility in North Mackay,” he said.

“The Northern Beaches skate park will offer a completely different experience to the Sugar Bowl, with more opportunities for grinding and street runs, as well as a long, winding pump circuit suitable for bikes, skateboards and scooters.”

Council is now looking forward to progressing with Stage 1b and Stage 2.

This involves installation of a boardwalk and footpaths to improve connectivity from Barber Drive to Camilleri Street car park, a toilet block, additional picnic shelters, drinking fountains, drainage and a fenced dog park.

Fergus Builders Pty Ltd was awarded the tender for both stages at today’s (August 14) council meeting.

Cr Paton said Fergus Builders represented the best value for money for this project.

“We are looking forward to delivering this project in the Northern Beaches,” he said.

“There is strong demand for improved recreational facilities like this in the Northern Beaches due to the growing residential population in this area.”

This project is expected to be completed by November this year, weather permitting.

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