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Chinchilla Weir reopens to campers with improved facilities

New facilities installed at Chinchilla Weir

Campers and day trippers will be treated to new and improved facilities when they visit Chinchilla Weir, with Western Downs Regional Council delivering an upgrade of the amenities block.

The upgrade is part of Council’s wider push to enhance local tourism hotspots and boost the liveability of the region.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Strategic Communications and Council Facilities Councillor Megan James said the upgrade would enhance the facility and support an increased number of visitors.

“Chinchilla Weir is a much-loved local facility which offers the perfect place for residents and visitors to stop, unwind and enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s for a few hours over a picnic, on the water with a set of skis, or as part of a family camping adventure,” Cr James said.

“Council recognises the importance of this recreational space and has delivered a brand-new amenities block which is designed to cater to an increased number of visitors to the facility.

The pre-existing structure was in poor condition and in need of a major upgrade, so Council has delivered a new, modern toilet facility made from durable heavy steel with disability access.”

Chinchilla Weir has now reopened to campers following the Queensland Government’s easing of COVID-19 Restrictions.

Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Events and Regional Promotion Councillor Kylie Bourne said the upgrade complemented Council’s own Accelerated Major Projects Program to generate jobs and deliver exciting projects for the region.

“Chinchilla Weir is identified as one of 11 major projects to be fast-tracked under Council’s COVID-19 Recovery Package to deliver a lasting legacy for the community and boost the economy,” Cr Bourne said.

“We’re fast-tracking the detailed design of projects like the Chinchilla Weir Strategic Tourism Masterplan so they’re shovel-ready and available for funding support from other levels of government.

“There’s so much to discover in our great region and the Accelerated Major Projects Program is about celebrating our tourism hotspots and making them more exciting for residents and visitors alike.”

The new amenities facility has been funded under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program.

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