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The 2016/2017 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget delivers significant investment in community infrastructure in Division 1 providing greater connectivity and enhancing tourism capabilities for the region.
Councillor for Division 1 Jan Clifford said she is excited that the first budget of the new Council will deliver Stage 2 of the Airlie Beach Foreshore Revitalisation Project including a sound shell, toilet block, shelters and a picnic area.
“This is fantastic news for the Whitsunday Region with the completed foreshore upgrade maximising our opportunities to draw tourists and major events to town as well as provide our residents with a beautiful open space to enjoy on a daily basis,” Cr Clifford said.
“I’m delighted that we will complete the missing link footpath on Jubilee Pocket Road and also a walkway from the crest of Shute Harbour Road on Airlie Hill down to Shingley Drive intersection,” she said.
“These footpaths are vital and provide the connectivity which allows our residents and visitors to safely move around town and immerse themselves in the Whitsunday experience.”
The major budget highlights for Division 1 includes:
• $850,000 to deliver Stage 2 of the Airlie Foreshore Revitalisation, including sound shell, toilet bloc, shelters and picnic area.• $500,000 roof replacement of the Whitsunday PCYC• $306,000 for footpath/walkway on Jubilee Pocket Road (the missing link) and the crest of Shute Harbour Road on Airlie Hill down to Shingley Drive intersection • $250,000 towards the Whitsunday Sportpark Precinct Redevelopment Project• $79,000 for a water main renewal on Bay Terrace, Shute Harbour• $32,000 for the installation of solar lighting along the Bicentennial Walkway and additional exercise equipment at Whisper Bay.
For a full run down on the 2016/2017 Whitsunday Regional Council Budget, please visit Council’s website.