Strand Water Park re-development completed
Date published: 1 November 2017
The transformation of the Strand Water Park is complete and just in time for summer.
The latest additions include 10 new picnic settings, five new shade shelters as well as landscaping and improvements to lighting and pathways.
The stage 2 works, valued at $500 000, were funded under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.
Stage 1 of the $2.8 million project launched in June, featuring an enlarged water playground, more shade structures, and updated lighting and landscaping.
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the water park had a been hugely popular attraction since its first opening in 1999 and is now ready for the next generation.
“I’m proud that the Queensland Government has funded a project that will enable Townsville families to continue enjoying this fantastic facility long in to the future,” he said.
“These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering local jobs and stimulating the Townsville economy.”
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the redevelopment of the popular Strand icon is now complete and ready to be enjoyed.
“As the weather warms up the new look Strand Water Park will be a great spot to cool off and enjoy time in the shade with friends, family, and visitors,” Cr Hill said.
“This is a fantastic community asset that has provided jobs for 43 people in 20 different companies over the course of its re-development.
“All the picnic settings and shelters were manufactured here in Townsville for instance and installed by local tradesman and crane operators.
“Hundreds more have found employment through 62 Queensland Government Works for Queensland projects across the city involving everything from road sealing to new dog parks.
“It’s been a great opportunity to refresh local infrastructure and improve the liveability of Townsville while creating much needed jobs.”
The Strand Water Park Stage 2 upgrade is an initiative of the Queensland Government.