Castle Hill Catering and Events Space
|Goal||4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.|
|Strategic Purpose||Provide a new community space on Castle Hill to help Townsville unlock its tourism potential and help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector.|
Townsville City Council has constructed a Catering and Events Space at the former Panorama House location near the top of Castle Hill. Townsville residents and tourists have a new community space from which to take breathtaking views of the Cleveland Bay, Mount Stuart and the city’s western suburbs.
The whole site is 800 square metres and will be a flexible space that can host wedding receptions, comedians, food vans or perhaps intimate concerts.
This project will help Townsville unlock its tourism potential and help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector.
The new space will accommodate:
- food trucks
- two covered viewing platforms
- grassed area
- access stairs and ramp.
Considerable site rehabilitation was required before the new space could be constructed, with around 400 tonnes of concrete waste removed from the site. The nearby carpark has also been refurbished as part of the project.
This project was delivered in partnership with the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), which has provided half the funding, with Council providing the remainder. Our Building Better Regions Fund was created to drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities and this project ticks both of those boxes.
This facility was opened to the public February 2021.