Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
Category: Cultural, Sports and Recreational Infrastructure
The redevelopment of Quilpie's Bulloo Park—home to the race club, annual show and rodeo, polocrosse carnivals, wedding receptions, car rallies, an evacuation centre and more—will provide patrons with a new kitchen, bar, toilets, and a large undercover area.
Total project cost
Funding (Other Qld Govt)
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital work program).
Providing better facilities means more community events can be held, attracting extra visitors and benefiting the hotels, cafes, galleries and other shops.
Twelve groups booked Bulloo Park in 2015 and the upgraded venue is expected to draw more, resulting in $2000+ for council in booking fees.
These events, which drew a combined total of more than 2600 people, each had bar and catering run by at least one charity or community group.
Extra jobs and demand for materials will boost local traders and suppliers, with the potential for apprenticeships.
In 2015, the State College P&C, St Finbarr’s Parents & Friends, the Golf Club and the Kindergarten raised funds by providing bar and catering services.
Improved facilities will create a better atmosphere for patrons.
New showers, toilets and kitchen mean more people can comfortably seek shelter when the facility is used as an evacuation centre.
Better sun protection through shade covers.
Improved drainage and landscaping will reduce the amount of water used for irrigating grounds.
Two water tanks will capture rainwater for onsite use.
Purpose-built bar and function area
Large undercover area
Landscaping, fencing and shade structures.
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