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Pialba Youth Precinct progressing well

Fraser Coast residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a revitalised Pialba Esplanade Precinct with work on a new youth space progressing well.
Deputy Mayor Darren Everard, who visited the construction site this week with Cr David Lewis to inspect the works underway at the Pialba precinct, said it was exciting to see this important development beginning to take shape. 
“The Pialba Esplanade Precinct is the foreshore presence of Hervey Bay’s emerging CBD, and the benefits of enhancing the area were identified as part of Council’s tourism precinct and CBD urban renewal master plans in 2015,” he said.
“The Wetside Water Park and the All Abilities and Adventure Playgrounds have been catalysts for activating this part of the foreshore at Pialba, injecting colour, fun and excitement, and helping draw visitors both locally and from afar.
“The new Pialba skate park and parkour area will create a youth space and improve connectivity to Wetside and the All Abilities and Adventure Playgrounds, with Seafront Oval remaining available for sporting and outdoor events and activities.”
Cr Lewis thanked the Queensland Government for providing 45 per cent of the $2.6 million funding for the Pialba Youth Precinct project under the Local Governments Grants and Subsidies Program.
“There is a lot of work happening in the area with the stage and toilets being refurbished, lighting and car parks upgraded and extensive landscaping works underway that involve the planting of 59 trees, 900 shrubs and more than 6500 other plants,” he said.
“The Fraser Coast Regional Council is determined to ensure we have a safe, healthy and active community, and that’s exactly what the development of the Pialba Youth Precinct is all about.”
The car park, stage and toilet works are due to completed by early to mid-June, with work on the skate park and parkour area due to be finished in July, weather permitting.
Landscaping and irrigation works on Seafront Oval are underway and should be finished by the end of June, while landscaping work for the Youth Precinct is estimated to be completed by September.
Once the new space is finished, the existing Torquay Road skate park will be closed and demolished.
In addition to the work being done on the Youth Precinct, a project replacing underground stormwater pipes has also been underway since March and is due to finish within days.
Concept plans and more information about the Pialba Youth Precinct project is available here.