Woodlands District Park’s next phase is on track

Published: 03 Apr 2024

The next phase of the exciting Woodlands District Park project in Andergrove is about to begin.

Vassallo Constructions on behalf of Mackay Regional Council, will start construction on phase two of the Woodlands District Park project in mid-April, weather permitting.

The first phase of stage one has recently been completed and included drainage improvements, path construction barbecue facilities and lighting.

Phase two will see a 300-metre multipurpose track and public toilets installed, along with associated landscaping.

Mayor Greg Williamson said this project would transform Woodlands District Park into a sought-after destination for leisure and social activities, especially among residents living in Andergrove and Beaconsfield.

“Woodlands Track will cater for those wanting to enjoy a relaxing walk, bike ride or jog, or something more adventurous like scootering, skateboarding or roller blading,” Mayor Williamson said.

“It will also be the perfect place for parents to teach their children how to ride a bike or scooter,” he said.

“Council is committed to improving the liveability of our region for residents and projects like this are an essential step in achieving that goal.

“We’re also looking forward to starting work on the next phase of this project once the construction of Woodlands Track is complete, with the design for an exciting all-abilities playground currently under way.”

Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the Miles Government was supporting the project through funding from the Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

“Phase one of the Woodlands District Park project has delivered fantastic new recreational facilities for Mackay locals and the Miles Government is pleased to be continuing to provide support for the project’s upcoming second phase,” Mrs Gilbert said.

“Since it began in 2016, W4Q has provided more than $42 million to support Mackay Regional Council to deliver projects such as the Woodlands upgrade.

“The Queensland Government continues to support regional infrastructure through W4Q, investing a total of $1.1 billion, including $300 million committed for the upcoming 2024-27 funding round.”

Woodlands Track is expected to be completed in late June, weather permitting.

Minor noise disturbances are expected from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, as part of this project. Some weekend work may also be required.

To learn more about the Woodlands District Park project visit www.connectingmackay.com.au.

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program in association with Mackay Regional Council.

Aerial map of park with overlay track and trees