Castle Hill upgrades approved

Date published: 29 March 2018

Castle Hill is about to get even better with a $540,450 upgrade of the lookout area and walking tracks.

Townsville City Council last week approved the upgrades, with the work expected to be complete by the end of June.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the aim of the project is to improve access to the lookout and summit tracks and cater to the increasing amounts of visitors to Castle Hill.

“The works include upgrades to the handrails and barriers along the walking tracks, new seating and updated signage to improve the experience for anyone using the Hill,” Cr Molachino said.

“The work is quite specialised, upgrading the barriers and rails means drilling into the rock face.”

Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said these improvements would complement the track upgrades done with help from the Works for Queensland funding.

“Council is committed to upgrading the city’s most loved spaces and with the help of the Queensland Government we have been able to do that with Castle Hill,” Cr Greaney said.

“This project will make Castle Hill event better for the thousands of people who walk up there every day.”

The $540,450 tender has been awarded to Naturform to carry out works. The project will cost $540,450 and Council has received a $175,000 grant from the Department of Main Roads and Transport.