State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham, Keppel’s Brittany Lauga, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk take a look at the proposed design of the Yeppoon water play feature.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham, Keppel’s Brittany Lauga, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk take a look at the proposed design of the Yeppoon water play feature. File

Livingstone to consult with 20 key stakeholder groups

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council has started meeting with more than 20 key stakeholder groups as part of its community consultation plan, following a positive turnout at Monday's Foreshore Open Day at the Yeppoon Town Hall.

Residents were invited to provide comment and indicate their preference on a number of feature elements suggested as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project, ranging from open space and parklands, lazy river style lagoon to mini golf, mangrove boardwalks and jetties.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said it was fantastic to see the Livingstone community take such an active interest in the once-in-a-lifetime project.

"The feedback my fellow councillors and council planning staff received throughout both the morning and afternoon sessions was very positive," he said.

"The community shares our vision to revitalise the Yeppoon Foreshore and

Town Centre. I want to thank the 180 people who registered on the day and put forward their suggestions and ideas.

"The public response to an initial 'snap-shot' survey on council's website was also very positive with more than 175 responses received, which provided us with a broad range of community ideas and feedback.

"But, of course, this is only the start of the consultation phase. Over the next three months we will meet with hundreds of residents from more than 20 key stakeholder groups to discuss their ideas and suggestions.

"These will include local business and community organisations, arts and seniors citizen groups, sporting clubs, major event organisers, youth groups, as well as more whole of community open days and public displays."

For more information on the revitalisation of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre go to http://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au.



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