Oct 01, 2016

New life for Yeppoon station site

New life for Yeppoon station site Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig with local MP Brittany Lauga at the old rail station site.

The State Government will work with Livingstone Shire Council to redevelop the former rail station yard at Yeppoon, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga announced on Friday.

“Economic Development Queensland has agreed to take over from Queensland Rail and will be working with Livingstone Shire Council to redevelop the site,” Mrs Lauga said..

“Council will now have the ability to develop a site master plan and we can look forward to this being a new highlight for the community.”

Mrs Lauga said protecting the heritage listed Yeppoon Station was a priority.

“The station has been an important part of the community for many years and I’m pleased it will stay in public hands,” she said.

Mrs Lauga said the Palaszczuk Government would work with Livingstone Shire Council to repurpose the 2.83 ha site in Normanby Street which has remained dormant for many years.

“I’m delighted the old Yeppoon station will be repurposed for community use, with plans for plenty of community engagement and consultation,” Mrs Lauga said.

Mrs Lauga said plans were already under way for the future of the 2.83 ha Normanby St site, with a focus on jobs and delivering an economic boost.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said this was a brilliant outcome for our community and in keeping with the original intent of an agreement reached in 2006 for a ‘master-planned’ revitalisation of the old railway precinct.

“Working in partnership with the State Government on a ‘master-planned’ approach to revitalise the railway precinct and refurbishment of the historic railway building will ensure we create a vibrant and dynamic town centre and commercial hub,” Cr Ludwig said.

 

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