Rockhampton Regional Council's city hall.
Rockhampton Regional Council's city hall. File

Why summer just got $1.5M better in Gracemere

UPDATE 2PM: GRACEMERE residents can look forward to hours of fun with a water play area similar to that at South Rockhampton pool planned.

Councillor Ellen Smith said designs for the water play area were underway, but it would be built between the playground and skate park at Cedric Archer Park.

The project, which has been on Cr Smith's wishlist for some time, will become reality thanks to almost $10 million from the State Government allocated for a suite of projects outside South-East Queensland.

At the official opening of the water park at the World War II Memorial Acquatic Centre on Huish Drive on Saturday morning.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
At the official opening of the water park at the World War II Memorial Acquatic Centre on Huish Drive on Saturday morning.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison ROK131214cwater15

Council this morning voted to submit five recommended projects for funding.

They requested a detailed report on the sixth project, which would split $1.5 million over several facility upgrades.

The report will determine which small upgrades on council-owned facilities will get priority.

10AM: WATER play areas for North Rockhampton and Gracemere, and relocation of hockey fields will be among the top priorities for an almost $10 million State Government grant.

In an agenda for this morning's full Rockhampton Regional Council meeting published online, it was recommended six major projects be funded by the Works for Queensland Program money, which totals $9,380,000.

Council will this morning discuss the suggested projects and vote on whether to accept the recommendations listed in the report.

The report recommends the following projects be submitted for funding:

  • Rockhampton Hockey relocation - $2,475,375
  • 42nd Battalion (Northside) Pool water play - $1,230,000
  • Cedric Archer Park water play - $1,537,500
  • New North Rockhampton boat ramp car park and walkways - $1,500,000
  • Mount Morgan streetscaping - $1,060,686
  • Facility upgrades - $1,576,439


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