Four infrastructure projects costing more than $27 million are set to roll out at Proserpine from the second half of 2019.
Whitsunday Regional Council said the town’s main street would change dramatically, with a $3.8 million landscaping upgrade book-ended by construction of the $10 million Proserpine Administration Building and $10.9 million Proserpine Entertainment Centre.
Stage 1 of the $3.1 million Lake Proserpine Recreational Master Plan will also commence with tenders for the design and construction of two new jetties going out recently.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said his council had developed and adopted a Proserpine Masterplan in 2017 and was now delivering on its promise to roll out key infrastructure projects.
“Too many times Master Plans are drawn up and then sit dormant on a shelf and not activated but that is not the case with my Council,” he said.
“We are ensuring our Whitsunday Region’s infrastructure keeps pace with growth to support of three pillar economy of tourism, mining and agriculture.”
The Proserpine Main Street upgrade is set to kick off late September and be finished early next year after a four-week break in December for Christmas trading.
Upgrades include new entry signage at Blair St and the Main Street entry from the Bruce Highway, new landscaping to suit the constraints of the street with up lighting, improved and consistent footpaths, new kerb and guttering, pedestrian crossings, planter islands and coloured lighting to illuminate the water tower near the council depot.
“Accurate timelines for each works section will be advised once tenders are awarded and the successful contractor submits project timelines for completion,” Cr Willcox said.
Jetties are due to be installed by December in the first step in redeveloping Lake Proserpine.