Jessica Lapraik, Sophie Lapraik and Olivia Lapraik lagoon side at Yeppoon (Photo prior to social distancing).
Jessica Lapraik, Sophie Lapraik and Olivia Lapraik lagoon side at Yeppoon (Photo prior to social distancing).

Yeppoon Lagoon to benefit from cash splash

LIVINGSTONE will splash cash at a number of major projects to make the shire more “liveable”.

Among the big winners is the Emu Park community which is set to receive a new $990,000 art gallery.

The projects were revealed on Tuesday as Mayor Andy Ireland handed down his first budget - one that totalled $136.8m and saw an average 2 per cent overall increase in rates and utilities charges.

Under the “Liveable Livingstone” banner in the budget, was funding for a number of key projects including:

- $1.1m to extend and upgrade the Mill Gallery

- $990k for a new art gallery at Emu Park

- $680k for completion of the Capricorn Coast Memorial Park

- $175k for a new amenity building at the Williamson Creek picnic area (Lammermoor Beach)

- $100k for accessibility upgrades at Daniel Park

- $70k for disability access upgrades to Yeppoon Lagoon

Other projects to get funding under the “Thriving Livingstone” banner in the budget were:

- $100k for shade structures at Yeppoon Lagoon precinct

- $75k for picnic shelters and “big belly” bins on Great Keppel Island

- $330k for upgrades to Keppel Sands Caravan Park

- $410k for a female amenities block at Barmaryee Sports Complex

MORE BUDGET COVERAGE:

Landlord tax scrapped in Livingstone budget

REVEALED: Livingstone’s $41M capital works spend

RATES RISE: What Livingstone’s budget means for you



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