Work at Woodlands due to start next month
Published: 22 Nov 2022
The tender for civil works for the eagerly anticipated Woodlands District Park project has been awarded to local contractor, Vassallo Constructions.
Mayor Greg Williamson said the project was all about improving liveability for residents.
“Woodlands District Park will be a place where residents can enjoy time as a family and take in the beauty of the natural environment, regardless of their age or ability,” Mayor Williamson said.
“Providing we have good weather, we’re hoping to start civil works next month,” he said.
“This work will include drainage improvements and the installation of a new path network and lighting.
“Council has also committed to bringing the construction of the all-abilities playground and multi-purpose active track forward into stage one, and this work is due to commence next year.”
The civil works and drainage improvements are expected to start in December and will be completed by late May 2023, weather permitting.
Construction of the inclusive playground, new public amenities and the other recreational facilities will commence in 2023 once the civil works are complete.
The existing playground in Broomdykes Drive Park will remain operational while construction is under way.
To stay informed about work happening as part of stage one and to learn more about future stages of this project, visit Connecting Mackay and subscribe to project update emails.
Stage one of Woodlands District Park upgrades will include:
- a new all-abilities playground
- a multipurpose active track (Woodlands Track), which will be suitable for all ages
- new barbecue and picnic facilities
- public amenities, including an accessible adult change facility for the disabled community
- improvements to the park’s entries
- additional paths, including the start of a new north-south connection through to Caledonian Drive and the extension of the existing cross-park (east-west) link
- drainage and landscaping improvements, including the reshaping and replanting of the unsightly open swale drain to naturalise the water course.
This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program in association with Mackay Regional Council.
The total cost of stage one is $5.9 million, with the State Government contributing $2 million towards the project.