New, modern facilities which make up the first stage of the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct upgrade have recently been opened up for bookings to the community.
Taking shape as construction nears completion, an impressive new entry plaza sets the scene as visitors enter the grounds and will improve the flow of event ticketing.
In place of what was once a large shed now stands an impressive Main Pavilion space featuring a modern entry way, meeting rooms and landscaping.
Bundaberg Regional Council's Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said the multi-million-dollar development was nearing completion and aimed to provide an upgraded, state-of the-art facility for the community to use and enjoy.
“There's new administration spaces and plenty of landscaping that has been completed to make the facility look extra special,” he said.
“The upgrade also features pedestrian-friendly avenues for art displays and more.
“The old space, which was much like a tin shed, has now transformed into a new and modern area and I am sure the community are really going to enjoy this space going forward.”
Bundaberg API Show Society president Maree See said the upgrade would greatly benefit the annual show held at the precinct each year.
“We as the show society will not have to hire a donger at the entrance and, overall, it looks a lot better,” she said.
“The new space will make it so much easier and safer for our volunteers who man the gate and will also speed up the entry of patrons into our show.”
Murchie Constructions were the local company behind the build with owner Andrew Murchie stating he was proud to have had a hand in the major project.
“We are very proud to have been involved in this sort of development,” he said.
“This project is a great benefit to the community and our region.”
The Bundaberg Regional Council project has been supported by the Federal Government Drought Communities and the State Government 2020-2021 COVID Works for Queensland programs.
The upgrades were identified through the development of the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct master plan.