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Bicentennial Lakes Upgrade to Build a Safe, Connected and Livable Community

By July 14, 2022December 22nd, 2022No Comments

A refreshed detailed design for the Bicentennial Lakes Active Recreation Upgrade will contribute to building a safe, connected and liveable community.

Mayor Angela Toppin explained, “The upgrade will provide a naturally shaded parkland with waterway features, playground and pathways adjacent to the Mareeba State High School and the Mareeba Sporting Precinct.”

“This project was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in association with Mareeba Shire Council.”

The project will commence in August 2022 and works are set to be completed at the end of the year.

“The total project cost of $277,000 will be funded 60:40 by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning $166,200 with a Council contribution of $110,800.”

“The project will provide opportunities for active recreation, physical activity and enhance the visual appeal to improve liveability and amenity of the shire”, Mayor Angela Toppin concluded.

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said the Bicentennial Lakes Upgrade would ensure the Mareeba community can make the most of the lakes.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this upgrade with an investment of $166,200 to develop the Lakes, adding shade facilities, a playground, and linking up the Lakes to the local schools,” Ms Lui said.

“Queenslanders have a great lifestyle, and the best of that is on show here in Mareeba, with more investment we can make that lifestyle even better.”

“The Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program supports regional councils with job-creating infrastructure and planning projects.

“Through the latest round of the program, Mareeba Shire Council has been allocated more than $640,000 to help deliver 2 community infrastructure projects.”