Council uses aerial surveying to progress CBD developments

Date published: 19 March 2019

Townsville City Council has used aerial surveying to map Central Park and the Stadium Precinct to help progress detailed designs for future developments.

A helicopter was used to complete an aerial survey to ensure all perspectives are taken into account when designing future developments.

The multimillion-dollar Central Park redevelopment is expected to commence in coming months and the information in the aerial survey will be used to complete plans for the project.

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council was committed to delivering the best outcomes for both Central Park and the Stadium Precinct.

“Central Park and the Stadium Precinct are key projects in the Townsville 2020 Masterplan,” Cr Hill said.

“Townsville 2020 provides a clear vision for our city and will ensure that locals and visitors have greater access to world-class experiences.

“We want Central Park and the Stadium Precinct to link together seamlessly and connect through to Palmer Street and the CBD.

“Townsville has been through an incredibly rough period with the unprecedented monsoon but there’s no doubt our city has a bright future.”

Planning and Development Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said using the latest technology was crucial to delivering the highest quality projects.

“Council is using the most advanced technology to ensure planning and design for future projects are best practice,” Cr Walker said.

“The North Queensland Stadium is taking shape and there is soon to be even more work – and importantly workers – in and around the Stadium Precinct.”

Division 3 Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said there was significant momentum building with the revitalisation of the CBD and surrounding areas.

“Council is playing a leading role in encouraging new developments by investing in infrastructure such as the upgrade to Central Park,” Cr Greaney said.

“This is a very exciting time for Townsville as more major projects commence in and around the CBD.”