May 07, 2019

Redevelopment plans for John Flynn Place

Redevelopment plans for John Flynn Place

Cloncurry Shire Council is investigating a redevelopment of John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery to bring to life the story of ‘the man on the $20 note’.

Council has approved in principle the concept designs and will proceed to preliminary design and costing including a preliminary business case.

“The year of Outback Queensland Tourism has highlighted our need for more local product,” Mayor Greg Campbell said.

“In light of our recent natural disaster, we need tourism to step up as a major industry to add to our strong base in agriculture, mining and transport.”

Council adopted a tourism strategy in July 2018 which identified John Flynn Place was in need of significant upgrade.

The current museum was completed in the 1988 as a significant bicentenary project.

It celebrates the work of John Flynn and others involved in starting and building the flying doctor service.

The proposed concepts include new interactive displays and the addition of a cafe to draw visitors to the area.

The project is expected to cost about $15 million.