New amenities block for Horseshoe Bay

Date published: 21 September 2017

A new toilet block will be built at Horseshoe Bay thanks to a Works for Queensland (W4Q) partnership between the Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government.

The new block will be built on the corner of Horseshoe Bay Road and Pacific Drive with construction to begin on September 26 and completed a month later.

It replaces the existing temporary demountable toilets which were erected when the original foreshore facilities were destroyed by Cyclone Yasi.

The project is funded from the $21.8 million council has received from the Queensland Government to deliver 57 projects through the Works for Queensland program.

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said it’s estimated the projects would support, sustain and create 401 local jobs.

“These are examples of the great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy,” Mr Stewart said.

“According to the council, the amenities block project at Horseshoe Bay alone will support or create seven local jobs.”

Infrastructure Committee chair Cr Mark Molachino said the new facility was a win for Horseshoe Bay users.

“Residents have been calling for this new amenities block for some time now and thanks to the State Government’s Works For Queensland funding, we’ve been able to deliver this project as part of the package of works,” Cr Molachino said.

Council has contracted Jackson Semler Pty Ltd to carry out the work.

The Horseshoe Bay toilet block project has been funded by the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.