Major park upgrade in the Upper Ross to support 30 jobs

Date published: 7 December 2018

Early works on the highly anticipated upgrade to Charles Moroney Park has started.

The total project includes upgrading play equipment, sports courts and building a new carpark – supporting up to 30 local jobs.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the upgrade will enhance Charles Moroney Park and boost the economy by supporting local jobs.

“Charles Moroney Park is popular with local families but there’s no doubt that it needed an upgrade – so this project is sure to be welcomed by the community,” Cr Hill said.

“JMac Constructions have begun the early works, which includes refurbishing the tennis and basketball courts.

“Council will be awarding the major construction contract in coming months and the work will be completed by June 30 next year.”

The Charles Moroney Park upgrade is funded through the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program.

Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said the Charles Moroney Park upgrade would be a huge win for local families.

“This project is another example of the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council collaborating to deliver top-class infrastructure in our suburbs,” Mr Harper said.

“Importantly, these park upgrades also create local jobs to help boost the economy.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said Charles Moroney Park was an important community asset for the Upper Ross.

“Council has a huge focus on upgrading and maintaining our city’s parks to the highest standard,” Cr Molachino said.

“The upgrade at Charles Moroney Park will provide local families with new playgrounds for kids of all ages, barbecue and picnic areas and improved sports courts.

“We went out to the community earlier in the year and asked what they wanted to be included and I think the project will be a huge hit with local families in the Upper Ross.

“I’m really excited such an important community project is getting underway.”