WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU: Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig says the council are working on a a number of big projects for Emu Park.
WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU: Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig says the council are working on a a number of big projects for Emu Park. Sharyn Oneill

Finishing touches on Category D proposal

LIVINGSTONE Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig was last night putting the finishing touches on State and Federal Government submissions for Category D disaster funding.

Cr Ludwig (pictured) said the submission included two "iconic projects" aimed at kick starting the economy post-Cyclone Marcia and creating long-term employment.

The submission includes a proposal for the Yeppoon Foreshore and Tourist and Business Precinct Master Plan and Stage 2 of the Emu Park Village Centre Revitalisation.

Cr Ludwig said the foreshore revitalisation plan would see public infrastructure built to be more resilient for future natural disasters.

"These measures will include replacement and strengthening of the significantly damaged seawalls, undergrounding of all remaining above ground power services and relocation of the Council Chambers to the Cordingly Street Depot site," Cr Ludwig said.

"The proposal will also create an opportunity to provide new facilities for the Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club following the extensive damage caused to their existing building.

"The revitalisation and new facilities will position us to grow existing major beachfront events and attract new events to the region."

Developer Andrew Beaumont, who worked on The Edge, Empire and Yeppoon Salt, has backed the proposal, calling it an "absolute game changer for driving investment".



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