The Strand's 20th Birthday
Iconic Townsville location turns 20!
On Saturday 19 October 2019, we celebrated The Strand’s 20th birthday in collaboration with Star 106.3’s Fire in the Sky event.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said it’s incredible to think about how The Strand has transformed the city over the past two decades.
“The Strand was such a transformative project for the city, and it has become a premium destination for locals and visitors in the city,” Cr Hill said.
“Our vision is to maintain the momentum of enhancing facilities along The Strand and Council is determining whether or not the lagoon will be feasible on The Strand and if so, where.
“The Strand has been an iconic Townsville location and I’m thrilled we can give it a celebration it deserves.”
The Strand was opened in 1999 by former Townsville Mayor Tony Mooney after Tropical Cyclone Sid damaged the foreshore the year before.
Former Townsville City Mayor Tony Mooney said The Strand is one of Townsville's biggest achievements during his time in public office.
“The concept for The Strand was born in a hallway conversation and it instead turned into a legacy of my time in office and so much more than a piece of infrastructure,” Mr Mooney said.
“The Strand has had such a major impact on the city, and I think it really gave us all something to be proud of.
“I know there has been some recent development proposals along The Strand, and I hope that confidence keeps building and we see even more and more people visit this wonderful asset.”
|1924||1968 Kissing Point||1991|
|After cyclone 1973||Coral Sea memorial rock pool 1991||Coral Sea memorial rock pool construction 1968|
|Reconstruction after Cyclone Althea 1973||Swimmers 1968 kissing point, coral sea memorial rockpool||The start of the Dunk Island Race on the strand 1972|
|8 December 1998||30 March 1999||30 June 1999|
|1999||1999 Strand Park||1999 Foreshore - Strand Park|
|Aerial 1999||1999 near Strand Park||Work on the Rock Pool 1999|
|Aerial of The Strand||Aerial of The Strand||Aerial of The Strand|
|Aerial of The Strand||Aerial of The Strand Headland||Aerial of The Strand Jetty|
|Strand Pathway||Strand Waterpark||The Strand Rockpool|
|Strand Beach||Strand Beach||Strand Beach|
|Strand Jetty||Strand Jetty|