Works for Queensland

The  Works for Queensland (W4Q) program is a Queensland Government initiative which aims to create local jobs and stimulate the local economy. Council has been successful in receiving funding under the last three rounds to upgrade park equipment and facilities, footpaths, shade structures, infrastructure upgrades and more.

The following funding amounts have been received to deliver projects across the Whitsunday region, and details about each project can be found in the table below:

  • Round 3 (2019-21) - $3.61 million
  • Round 2 (2017-19) - $4.07 million
  • Round 1 (2016-17) - $4.36 million
Council has recently been successful in receiving additional W4Q funding to help stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Council has received the following additional amount:

  • 2020-21 - $2.72 million
Community Consultation occurred for several upgrades, and further info can be found by clicking the links below:

W4Q Projects
Project Description Status 
Parks & Facilities 2019-21    
Fairy Tree Park, Airlie Beach  New swing installation  Completed
Airlie Beach Lagoon  Portable movie screen in Lagoon parkland  Upcoming
Bicentennial Boardwalk, Cannonvale  Improvements to lighting and park fencing Completed  Upcoming
Cannonvale Lakes, Parker Road  Stage 3 - Boardwalk upgrade, lighting and park improvements  Completed
Keith Johns Park, Proserpine  Stage 2 - New shelter and tables  Completed
Whitsunday Gardens, (Blue Gum St) Proserpine  Replacing old playground with new equipment and shade sail with an existing one from another park  Upcoming
Halpannel Park, Proserpine  Replacing old playground with new shaded play equipment, exercise equipment and new BBQ shelter  Upcoming
Rotary Park, Proserpine  Playground restoration and replacing old soft fall rubber with new complaint soft fall rubber  Underway
Dingo Beach footpaths  Footpath extensions and upgrades  Completed for this round
Gloucester rain tanks  New rainwater tanks for public amenities  Completed
Railway Road footpath, Collinsville  Footpath extension  Upcoming
Gideon Pott Park, Bowen  Stage 3 - installation of irrigation Completed
Henry Darwen Park, Bowen  Stage 2 - Concrete Footpath including Seating Slabs Picnic Shelter, Concrete Slab and Solar lighting. Supply and install an Irrigation System, install supplied park furniture and drinking bubblers.   Upcoming
Hansen Park, Bowen  Sound system installed on site for use by markets and WRC events  Completed
Lions Park, Bowen  New asphalt and linemarking, including new disabled carpark. Demolition of the four old shelter structures with replacement of three new shelters with BBQ's and tables, also a viewing bench seat.   Underway
Thomas Street, Bowen  Footpath extension and upgrade  Completed
COVID Funding 2020-21    
Airlie Beach Foreshore Additional LED lighting along pedestrian pathway  Upcoming
Cannonvale Foreshore New playground to replace existing playground, and roof repairs to the After School Care building  Upcoming
Cannonvale Depot Replace roof at the Depot  Upcoming
Whitsunday Coast Airport New roof and solar installation  Upcoming
Les Stagg Oval, Proserpine Replace existing grandstand with new grandstand  Upcoming
Proserpine Water & Sewer Replace roof of the Administration Building  Upcoming
Proserpine Swimming Pool Remove old residence building and upgrade kiosk area  Upcoming
Collinsville Swimming Pool Install new amenities block, with disability access  Upcoming
Collinsville Youth Coalition Install new amenities block, with disability access  Upcoming
Wangaratta Caravan Park, Bowen Refurbish pool and filtration system  Upcoming
 Bowen Water Park Replace softfall with concrete flooring, and upgrades to equipment  Upcoming
 Bowen Swimming Pool Install new amenities block, with disability access  Upcoming
 Bowen Aerodrome Replace sewerage treatment system and exterior cladding of the Work Camp residences  Upcoming
Park & Facilities 2017-19    
Wildlife Road Park, Jubilee Pocket Stage 2  - Small unisex toilet block, 12 new car parks on Jubilee Pocket Rd, fencing, footpaths, flying fox, mouse wheel and sheltered seating. Completed
Stormvogel Drive Park, Mandalay Stage 1 - New playground, softfall and shade sails. Completed
Shingley Beach, Cannonvale Stage 2 - New BBQ shelter and seating. Completed
Cannonvale Lakes, on Parker Road Stage 2 - Car park, small unisex toilet block, swing set, footpaths and half-basketball court. Completed
Cannonvale Foreshore Stage 2 - BBQ shelters and sheltered seating.  Completed
Pioneer Park, Proserpine New climbing net playground, track ride with tower, mouse wheel and swing set including bird's nest swing, softfall and shade sails. Completed
Keith Johns Park, Proserpine Stage 1 - New small unisex toilet block and tower play equipment with softfall. Completed
Sonoma Street shared path, Collinsville Pedestrian and cycle path along Sonoma Street. Completed
Miller Street Lookout, Collinsville Lookout platform  and 6-bay carpark located near the Water Reservoirs.  Completed
Hay Street shared path, Bowen Pedestrian and cycle path, connecting to existing pathways. Completed
Gideon Pott Park, Bowen Stage 2 - New BBQs and shelters, new climbing playground, footpaths, new skatepark to replace the existing facility. Completed
Rose Bay Park BBQ shelter and additional sheltered seating. Completed
Parks & Facilities 2016-17    
Wildlife Road Park, Jubilee Pocket Stage 1 - Large playground, shade structure, BBQ, landscaping, dog off-leash enclosure Completed
Airlie Beach Lagoon Shade structures Completed
Shingley Beach, Cannonvale Stage 1 - Replacement of existing skillion structure and BBQ Completed
Cannonvale Lakes, on Parker Road Stage 1 - Playground, shade structure, BBQ, landscaping  Completed
Cannonvale Beach Foreshore upgrade Stage 1 - Playground, exercise equipment, skillion structure, BBQ, landscaping  Completed
Conway Beach  Playground, shade structure, skillion structure and BBQ Completed
Wilson Beach Playground, shade structure, skillion structure and BBQ
Anzac Park, Collinsville Landscaping Completed
Lions Park, Collinsville Skillion structure and BBQ Completed
Horseshoe Bay Park Skillion structure Completed
Mullers Lagoon, Bowen Skillion structure and BBQ Completed
Gideon Pott Park, on Queens Beach Esplanade, Bowen Stage 1 - Shade structure, extension of basketball court Completed
Herb Murray Park, at Merinda, Bowen Replacement of playground, skillion structure and BBQ Completed
Greys Bay, Bowen Shade structure, BBQ Completed
Proserpine Swimming Pool Replacement of grandstand and roof frame Completed
Collinsville Skate Rink Shade structure  Completed
Bowen Skate Park Shade structure Completed
Bowen PCYC Skate Park To be upgraded with a new and improved layout Completed
Bowen Water Treatment Plant Solar power installation  Completed
Airlie Beach Lagoon pump station Solar power installation Completed
Proserpine Community Centre Solar power installation  Completed
Bowen Council Chambers (Library and SES building) Solar power installation  Completed
Collinsville Community Centre Solar power installation Completed
Bowen PCYC Solar power installation Completed
Bowen Depot Solar power installation  Completed

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