Designer announced for $29 million project
THE successful tender for the supply of detailed designs for the next stageof the Yeppoon Foreshore has been announced.
Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, and Livingstone Shire Council announced that Queensland-based Place Design Group was the successful tenderer for the supply of detailed designs for the next exciting stage of this Yeppoon project.
The Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project, underwritten by a $29 million Queensland Government commitment over two years, will have a positive impact for generations.
"We're all excited as the foreshore moves from concept to design, bringing the project closer to reality for residents and an increasing numbers of visitors,” she said.
"Moving forward the community will enjoy a significant economic boost, driving business and delivering local jobs during construction and into the future.”
The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project (Stages 3, 4 & 5) is being jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $10 million in partnership with the Queensland Government contributing $29 million and Livingstone Shire Council contributing $14 million.
Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig said Place Design Group is well qualified and has an impressive track-record in delivering major foreshore and tourism projects.
"We are anticipating the Place Design Group team will make an outstanding contribution in taking the 'world-class' Masterplan and schematic design created by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) to the next level,” Mayor Ludwig said.
The key priority design areas will include the Lagoon Pool Precinct, proposed pedestrian bridge across Fig Tree Creek, foreshore promenade and recreation spaces, Anzac Parade streetscape and Beachfront Amphitheatre.
In another significant step forward for the Yeppoon Town Centre Car Park will be officially opened on Sunday morning in time for this year's JRT Carols by the Beach.