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Myall Creek Parklands and walking loop to be revitalised

16 June 2016

Mayor Paul McVeigh and Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Cr Carolyn Tillman review plans that will see Dalby's Myall Creek Park revitalised with the replacement of the Jack Cavanagh pedestrian bridge, increased walking paths, improved lighting, new playground and park equipment, and new landscaping.

Mayor Paul McVeigh and Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Cr Carolyn Tillman review plans that will see Dalby’s Myall Creek Park revitalised with the replacement of the Jack Cavanagh pedestrian bridge, increased walking paths, improved lighting, new playground and park equipment, and new landscaping.

Tourists and residents alike will have access to improved facilities and increased walking paths under a new project to beautify Dalby’s Myall Creek Parklands to help boost tourism in the town.

  • Myall Creek Parklands will get a new lease on life with new footpaths, shade shelters and gardens along the creek to be the centre of attention as part of a $1.2 million beautification upgrade;
  • The project was announced at the handing down of Western Downs Regional Council’s 2016/17 budget that delivers a renewed focus of tourism and liveability across the region;
  • The concept plans are based on the previous Myall Creek Master Plan;
  • The exciting refurbishment will give Dalby a fresh look, revitalising the town and making the creek more accessible and safer.

Councillor Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the region’s parks and open spaces presented a fantastic opportunity to put the Western Downs on the map for all sorts of recreational activities.

“Based on the community’s vision for the space, the scope of works form part of the overall master plan and will bring a revitalised feeling to the creek, enriching the experience currently being enjoyed by the community and tourists,” she said.

“Stage one of construction will include the replacement of the Jack Cavanagh pedestrian bridge, footpath linkages, improved facilities including the Jimbour Street playground and park equipment, and lighting along the new footpath.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said Council is very excited about the project and the difference it will make.

“Parks and open spaces such as this one become a hub for the whole community, not only for local activities but for the region when holding family events,” he said.

“This is about encouraging people to get out there and explore this wonderful area of Dalby, and boost tourism to our region.”

Dalby Welcoming Committee member, Beth Wood said the Committee was very excited to see the revitalisation works being funded in Council’s 2016/17 Budget.

“It will make Myall Creek Parkland an even more attractive space for locals and visitors alike, creating leisure areas for everyone to enjoy.”

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