Upgrade project breathes new life into popular Wulguru park

Date published: 14 September 2017

Edison Park in Wulguru is about to get an upgrade thanks to the Townsville City Council and the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) funding.

Upgrades will include an off-leash dog area, new irrigation, pathways, pedestrian bridges and a new fitness combo-unit station.

Work will be carried out from September to November.

The project is part of the $21.8 million the council has received from the Palaszczuk Government to deliver 51 projects through the Works for Queensland program.

Member for Mundingburra, Coralee O’Rourke said Townsville City Council estimated that their projects would support, sustain and create 376 local jobs.

“These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“The Edison Park upgrade alone has received more than $1.9 million from the program.”

Divisional councillor Les Walker said the upgrade was a win for the Wulguru community.

“Upgrades like this improve facilities for residents and make communities better places to live,” Cr Walker said.

“Thanks to the Works for Queensland funding we can upgrade this popular park and make it more engaging and user friendly.

The Edison Park upgrades have been funded by the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.