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Council has revitalised the Chinchilla Weir as part of its COVID-19 Recovery Package, stimulating the economy and boosting the region's great liveability. Chinchilla Weir is a longstanding recreational spot which is popular among local residents and travellers alike.

Council's revamp focused on improving the overall amenity of the area by upgrading facilities and enhancing the area's natural landscape. These works enhanced the much-loved area and will encourage more people to head outdoors to enjoy all the region has to offer, while also offering opportunities for people to visit local towns, stimulate the economy, and experience all the great things the Western Downs has to offer.

Key Features:

  • Upgrade to day use area
  • Landscaping
  • Fire pits
  • New bin enclosures
  • Vehicle barriers
  • Shelters
  • BBQs
  • Camp kitchen
  • New interpretation signage
  • Upgrades to overnight camping areas

Project Status:  Complete

Stage Outlines
Works complete. Site open to public

Project Start Date:

  • Construction commenced January 2021

Target Completion Date:

  • Works completed Saturday 3 July, 2021

Progress Updates:

December 2020 - Landscaping and building contract endorsed by Council 
Landscaping and building contract awarded to Boyds Bay Group 

January 2020 - Construction commenced 

July 2021 - Construction completed

Funding Sources:

This project is jointly funded by Council and the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program 

Related Documents:
Media Release: Contracts Awarded for several major projects to boost liveability 

Media Release: Revamped Chinchilla Weir to entice more people outdoors