Civil works are set to begin on three of Emu Park’s main streets this week, as part of the $4.5 million Emu Park Village and Foreshore Revitalisation project in Livingstone Shire, central Queensland.
Local contractor JRT Civil was successful in tendering for the works, which will include pavement upgrades, undergrounding of power, formalised carparking and bus areas, street lighting and paths.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said this stage of the master-planned revitalisation project followed the hugely successful Centenary of ANZAC Precinct and boardwalk.
“The key focus areas will include upgrading of Emu St, Granville St and Tennent Memorial Drive and Kerr Park,” Cr Ludwig said.
The aim was the progressive transformation of the Emu Park foreshore and surrounding village precinct into a regional tourist drawcard and a signature recreational area for local residents and visitors, he said.
“Planned additional future works will also deliver quality streetscaping, playscapes, public art, community amenities and wellness infrastructure,” Cr Ludwig said.
The project is being funded by the Livingstone Shire Council, State Government and Bendigo Bank.