Mount Isa City Council has gained approval for a project to revamp and rejuvenate Gallipoli Park in Soldiers Hill, transforming a section of it into a free, multi-use, multi-sport recreational area to suit people of all ages.
Council's proposal has received the tick of approval from the Queensland Government and will get just under $1 million in funding, thanks to the first round of the $40 million Active Community Infrastructure program.
This will enable the construction of a pump track, multi-purpose court, outdoor exercise equipment and shade structures to support physical activity at Gallipoli Park.
Council CEO Sharon Ibardolaza said they were do community consultation to determine what local residents would like the upgrade to look like.
"This free, public facility will provide ideal recreation and sport options for residents that has not previously been available in Mount Isa," Ms Ibardolaza said.
"For example, the multi-purpose court could in theory cater for basketball, tennis and soccer enthusiasts, while the pump track is something that I believe will be very well received and will be a great complement to our Skate Park facility at the Family Fun Precinct."
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said Active Community Infrastructure projects help to increase the use of public facilities such as parks and ovals and help to connect spaces with other social infrastructure, such as bikeways and walking tracks.
"The first round of the Active Community Infrastructure program sees a $15.58 million investment in 13 sport and recreation infrastructure projects, six female facilities projects and two school-based community initiatives throughout Queensland," Mr de Brenni said.
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