REVEALED: How much did council sell the music bowl land for?
THE MUSIC bowl land for the Rockhampton Alcohol and other Drug Residential Rehabilitation facility was sold for a reported $295,000, according to a Rockhampton Regional Council document.
The 2020/21 budget which was handed down this week noted revenue for land acquisitions.
It should be noted the sale was only for a portion of the music bowl site - the car park site.
The amount was market value assessed by an independent valuer.
The Morning Bulletin exclusively announced this month the tender for the design and construction of the $14.3 million facility was released.
Applications for the tender close on July 31 and construction was planned to begin late this year.
The music bowl site came about after huge community controversy last year when it was leaked the facility could be located at Birkbeck Dr.
The Parkhurst location gained strong and fierce opposition from nearby residents at Edenbrook and Riverside Estates.
Rockhampton Regional Council offered Queensland Health a portion of the music bowl and this was secured in July 2019.
The music bowl shell was pulled down in a demolition late last year as council decided the facility was too unsafe.
The stage and seating area have remained, and it was hoped Carols by Candlelight would still be held there each year.
The 2020/21 budget has $13,300 allocated in 2021/22 for sound shell kiosk entry and gates and a further $27,700 for an amenities block in 2022/23.