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Community recreation and facility projects

Each year, council completes upgrades to community recreation facilities across the region as part of its capital works schedule.

  • Blackwater - Renewal of netball courts and lights

    The netball courts at the Hunter Street sports precinct are popular with the Blackwater community.

    In  March 2020, council resurfaced the courts. The purple surface with white line markings improves comfort, safety and visibility for players.

    In April 2020, a lighting upgrade will further improve playing conditions at twilight.

    The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

     

  • Rolleston - Insulated ceiling at camp drafting grounds

    The Rolleston camp draft building is a social gathering place for community members and visiting competitors.

    In 2020, council insulated the ceiling and installed fans to improve comfort during the warmer times of the day.

    The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

     

  • Rubyvale Flats - Installation of a playground roof

    Council installed a roof over playground equipment improving sun safety and comfort for children and supervising parents.

    The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

  • Emerald Town Hall - Replacement of air conditioning and upgrade of audio/ visual equipment

    From graduation ceremonies to dance recitals and Christmas functions, the Emerald Town Hall is a multi-user facility with events all year round.

    In 2020, council replaced the air conditioning in both the hall and the adjacent smaller supper room. The air conditioners are more economical and silent, saving electricity while improving comfort for users.

    Council also upgraded audio/ visual equipment in the hall. The sound system has latest technology and is user-friendly, and LED lights make for lower running and maintenance costs.

     

  • Springsure - Upgrade of showground's field irrigation

    In 2020, council upgraded the field irrigation at the Springsure showgrounds to improve grass coverage and comfort and safety for users.

    The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

  • Emerald - Upgrade of botanic gardens car park

    In 2019, council began to upgrade the Opal Street car park at the Emerald Botanic Gardens.

    Used by hundreds of park run participants every Saturday, the car park now has disability parking, improved access and drainage of the site.

  • Capella - Upgrade to Bridgeman Park announcer's box

    Council replaced the stairs to the announcer’s box at Capella’s Bridgeman Park to ensure safety of users.

  • Bluff - Upgrade to rugby league amenities

    Council is replacing the amenities building at Bluff’s Maccas Oval in early to mid 2020.

    The amenities building will include change rooms and public toilets that are to the standard of the National Rugby League.

    The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

The netball courts at the Hunter Street sports precinct are popular with the Blackwater community.

In  March 2020, council resurfaced the courts. The purple surface with white line markings improves comfort, safety and visibility for players.

In April 2020, a lighting upgrade will further improve playing conditions at twilight.

The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

 

The Rolleston camp draft building is a social gathering place for community members and visiting competitors.

In 2020, council insulated the ceiling and installed fans to improve comfort during the warmer times of the day.

The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

 

Council installed a roof over playground equipment improving sun safety and comfort for children and supervising parents.

The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

From graduation ceremonies to dance recitals and Christmas functions, the Emerald Town Hall is a multi-user facility with events all year round.

In 2020, council replaced the air conditioning in both the hall and the adjacent smaller supper room. The air conditioners are more economical and silent, saving electricity while improving comfort for users.

Council also upgraded audio/ visual equipment in the hall. The sound system has latest technology and is user-friendly, and LED lights make for lower running and maintenance costs.

 

In 2020, council upgraded the field irrigation at the Springsure showgrounds to improve grass coverage and comfort and safety for users.

The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

In 2019, council began to upgrade the Opal Street car park at the Emerald Botanic Gardens.

Used by hundreds of park run participants every Saturday, the car park now has disability parking, improved access and drainage of the site.

Council replaced the stairs to the announcer’s box at Capella’s Bridgeman Park to ensure safety of users.

Council is replacing the amenities building at Bluff’s Maccas Oval in early to mid 2020.

The amenities building will include change rooms and public toilets that are to the standard of the National Rugby League.

The project is a joint initiative of Central Highlands Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

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