Whitsunday Regional Council says construction is progressing well on the new $9.6 million administration building in Proserpine.
The building will house about 120 council staff and will include the regional Disaster Coordination Centre and a Climate Change Innovation Hub.
“The former Proserpine administration building and chambers were demolished last year after being badly damaged during Tropical Cyclone Debbie,” Mayor Andrew Willcox said.
“The precast concrete panels for external walls are currently being cast on the site and are scheduled to be erected next weekend.
“Construction of the ground slabs is scheduled for completion in February with structural steel erection for the roof set for completion early April.
“This is exciting for the Proserpine community, and also for our council staff, who have been operating in temporary offices around the southern part of the region for over two years.”
The building is one of four infrastructure projects costing more than $27 million that are rolling out in the Proserpine area.
They include a $3.8 million landscaping upgrade, $10.9 million Proserpine Entertainment Centre and upgrades under the $3.1 million Lake Proserpine Recreational Master Plan.
The Federal Government this week announced it had signed off on its investment of $5 million for the Proserpine Entertainment Centre.
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the upgrade would address the damage done by Cyclone Debbie.
“Whitsunday Regional Council can now get on with the job of getting Proserpine’s much-loved entertainment centre rebuilt, and to a higher safety standard,” Mr Christensen said.