Projects - Magnetic Island

Millions will be invested this financial year on Magnetic Island on a variety of projects ranging from community infrastructure, renewal of water and wastewater assets to road projects.

Council is investing in the Island's future, constructing and maintaining infrastructure built for our community, laying the foundations that will entice investment to the region as a connected and sustainable destination driven by lifestyle and nature.

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Current Projects:

Horseshoe Bay Road Safety Upgrades

Project scope:

  • Upgrade to Horseshoe Bay Road between Armand Way and Pacific Drive, including installation of new guardrails and warning signs.

Project investment:

  • $7 million1

Funding:

  • Funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government.

Horseshoe Bay Road Guardrails and Warning Signs

Project scope:

  • Install guardrails and warning signs along Horseshoe Bay Road between Armand Way and Pacific Drive.

Project investment:

  • $700,000

Funding:

  • Funded by the Australian Government Black Spot Program.

Apjohn Street Drainage Improvements

Project scope:

Project investment:

  • $8.9 million2

Funding:

  • Funded by Townsville City Council in partnership with the Commonwealth and Queensland Government DRFA program.

Horseshoe Bay Multipurpose Sport Court

Project scope:

  • Install a new multipurpose sport court in Horseshoe Bay Sport and Recreation Reserve.

Project investment:

  • $300,0002

Funding:

  • Funded by Queensland Government's Works for Queensland Program.

Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link

Project scope:

Project investment:

  • $839,0003

Funding:

  • Jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council.

Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Project scope:

  • Various upgrades to critical water infrastructure, including pump station upgrades.

Project investment:

  • More than $1 million

Funding:

  • Funded by Townsville City Council.

Nelly Bay Environmental Restoration

Project investment:

  • More than $1 million

Park Upgrades

Project scope:

  • Upgrading public facilities including the amenities at Horseshoe and Picnic Bays, installation of a drinking fountain in Alma Bay Park and barbecue replacement in Lions Park at Nelly Bay.

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1 This project is funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads with the installation of guardrails funded by the Australian Government Black Spot Program.
2 Townsville City Council in partnership with the Commonwealth and Queensland Government is proud to deliver the Apjohn Street Drainage Improvement Works through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The DRFA program provides disaster relief and recovery payments and infrastructure restoration to help communities recover from the effects of a natural disaster.
3 The Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link is a Transport and Tourism Connection Project jointly funded by Department of Transport and Main Roads and Townsville City Council.