The Gin Gin community is invited to celebrate the official opening of three major projects which invested more than $8 million into the township and delivered essential services.
The Gin Gin Community Hub and streetscape projects, as well as landscaping on the former Kolan Shire Council building site, will be officially opened on Tuesday 17 August.
The Bundaberg Regional Council projects were undertaken with funding from both the Federal and State Governments.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the final result was something the entire community could be proud of.
“The facilities available to Gin Gin residents through the new community hub, which incorporates a new library, are fantastic and have been really well received,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The CBD has also been given a boost, continuing the original streetscape through to stage two and creating a thriving and attractive space for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“This combined with the beautiful landscaping and new playground on the corner of Dear Street has helped to ensure there are plenty of green, shaded and natural spaces within the CBD.”
Divisional representative Cr Wayne Honor welcomed the completion of the projects and thanked businesses and residents for their understanding and cooperation during the construction process.
“I have no doubt that these improvements will encourage people to stay longer in our beautiful CBD and enjoy everything that Gin Gin has to offer,” Cr Honor said.
“It’s so pleasing to see the Gin Gin Community Hub operational, providing a one-stop-shop for Council services.
“Having the Council service centre, neighbourhood centre and library in one place has provided our staff with more opportunities to connect with the community.
“Social activities in these spaces have already increased and more and more requests are coming in to use the state-of-the-art facilities.”
The official opening of the three major projects will take place from 9 am on Tuesday 17 August at the Gin Gin Community Hub at 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin.
The Gin Gin Community Hub Project was funded by the Australian Government under its
Building better Regions program and Queensland Government Local Government Grant and Subsidies Program.
The Gin Gin Streetscape project was funded by the Federal Government Regional Jobs and Investment Packages Local Infrastructure Stream.
The landscaping project on the corner of Dear Street was funded by the State Government COVID Works for Queensland program.