Works for Queensland

The 2016–17 Works for Queensland (W4Q) program is a $200 million Queensland Government funding program to support local governments outside of South East Queensland to undertake job-creating maintenance and minor infrastructure works.

This initiative is delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and funded under the State Infrastructure Fund.

Mackay Regional Council was allocated $11.49M. Whilst given an allocation, a formal submission listing projects was needed to be lodged for final approval against funding eligibility. The recommended projects for Mackay included a wide variety of projects (both new and upgrades), for facilities, amenities, and infrastructure across the whole council area.

Projects

PROJECT LOCATION

BUDGET

DESCRIPTION OF WORKS

REGIONAL PARKS

Seaforth public toilet upgrades

$50,000

Upgrades to public convenience amenities at regional parks in Seaforth

Minor park upgrades in regional parks

$50,000

Minor play equipment replacement, safety upgrades at regional parks

Mansfield Drive Park

$320,000

Playground, shade structure, pathways, landscaping

North Street Park - Eungella

$360,000

Pathways, shelters, car park, landscaping

Queens Park

$745,000

Playground, shade structure, roadworks, landscaping

Ram Chandra Park, Slade Point

$180,000

New toilet block

Vic Bridger Park, Calen

$150,000

Playground, shade structure

Canelands Park

$80,000

Rubber softfall replacements

Platypus Beach, Mirani

$200,000

River foreshore enhancement, recreational area

COUNCIL FACILITIES

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

$310,000

Roof repairs to improve drainage, application of thermoshield

Council administration building

$250,000

Energy efficiency initiatives for administration precinct

42 Wellington Street building

$99,430

Upgrades to air conditioning, UV lighting, enhancement to external staff facilities

Council depot upgrades

$280,000

Re-roofing and plumbing works for six Council depots

Dome Building

$250,000

Refurbishment of ageing amenities, enhancement of common areas

Paget Waste Centre

$200,000

Extension of resource recovery facility shed

Mirani Caravan Park

$85,000

Renewal of plumbing system

LIBRARIES

Mackay City Library building

$150,000

Refurbishment of community space area

Gordon White Library

$100,000

Renewal of air conditioning systems

Gordon White Library

$120,000

Replacement of shade structure

Mirani Library

$38,000

Renewal of air conditioning systems

SWIMMING POOLS

Mirani Swimming Pool

$160,000

Amenity renewals, re-grouting, painting

Pioneer Swimming Pool

$75,000

Amenity renewals, painting

Bluewater Lagoon

$65,000

Painting - facility buildings

COMMUNITY HALLS

Northern Beaches Community Hall

$83,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring, louvres, windows

Bakers Creek Community Hall

$53,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring, louvres, windows

Andergrove Community Hall

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

Andergrove Neighbourhood Centre

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

Walkerston Community Hall

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

Sarina Community Hall

$8,000

Facility upgrade – flooring

Mirani Community Hall

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

Slade Point Community Hall

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

Seaforth Community Hall

$33,000

Facility upgrade – painting, flooring

MINOR WORKS

Mackay CBD

$120,000

Rehabilitation of damaged tiled surrounds

Goldsmith Street/ Victoria Park State School

$80,000

Footpath and invert crossings

Gordon Street East/ Lawson Street

$15,000

Intersection upgrade

Pacific Esplanade

$15,000

Kerb replacement

Denman Avenue

$20,000

Pedestrian crossing

Armstrong Street

$5,000

Pipe culvert repair

Lenesha Drive

$15,000

Drainage improvements

Alfred Street

$100,000

Bike lane marking

Meadowlands Road/ Landsdowne Road

$40,000

Intersection widening

Rae Street

$14,000

Drainage easement maintenance

Grants Road

$20,000

Palymyra drag track flooding works

Various locations – to be confirmed

$300,000

Open drains maintenance works for wet season

Various locations – to be confirmed

$400,000

Timber bridge upgrades

Milton/ Harney Street, South Mackay

$225,000

Open drain concrete lining works

BUS STOPS

Eimeo Road interchange

$96,000

Construction of bus stop

Marlborough-Sarina Road, Swayneville School

$48,000

Construction of bus stop

Bald Hill Road/ Cinnamon Drive, Glenella

$20,000

Construction of bus stop

Sugarshed Road/ Jardine Drive, Erakala

$40,000

Construction of bus stop

Cape Hillsborough Road/ Smalleys Beach Road

$40,000

Construction of bus stop

Conder Parade/ Power Boulevarde, Midge Point

$40,000

Construction of bus stop

Bruce Highway/ Baronga Drive, Balberra

$20,000

Construction of bus stop

Kinchant Dam Road/ Savannagh Drive, Kinchant Dam

$40,000

Construction of bus stop

Boundary Street/ Victoria Street, Eton

$48,000

Construction of bus stop

Bull Street, Koumala

$48,000

Construction of bus stop

Various locations – to be confirmed

$40,000

Bus stop DDA works

CIVIL WORKS

River Street boat ramp

$115,000

Construction of boat ramp facilities

Haliday Bay slat ramp

$60,000

Construction of boat ramp facilities

Willetts Road, North Mackay

$385,000

Construction of shared pathway

McHugh Street, Eimeo

$144,000

Traffic calming works

McHugh Street, Eimeo

$25,000

Construction of footpath

WATER AND SEWERAGE

Campwin Beach

$165,000

Repair scouring of underwater pipeline

Sarina

$260,000

Upgrades to sewerage system

Smalleys Beach Road, Cape Hillsborough

$47,000

Replacement of water main

Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant

$296,000

Upgrade of raw water bores

ROADWORKS

Various locations – to be confirmed

$1,100,000

Gravel replenishment, re-sheeting for unsealed roads

Various locations – to be confirmed

$2,384,570

Sealed road resurfacing