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Community & Business

7 March, 2023

Excitement builds over Priors Creek project

EXCITEMENT Is building about the planned Priors Creek redevelopment at Atherton, with Tablelands Regional Council releasing a fly-through video to show how the new precinct will look.


A still from the new video showing the nature-based playground
A still from the new video showing the nature-based playground

The video shows different components of the project including a 1000-person amphitheatre, a new nature-based playground, public art and an urban plaza that will host events such as markets.

Last week, council officers took to the main street to garner people’s reaction to the new video and get feedback about the proposal.

Expected to cost in the vicinity of $20 million and council is keen to get government funding for the project, Mayor Rod Marti, Member for Hill Shane Knuth and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt met last week to discuss the project.

A business case has been completed to assess the economic and community benefits, visitor attraction potential and cost-benefit analysis.

A Facebook post by the council showing the new video triggered many responses including warnings that it needed to be safe for the public to use, with CCTV and good lighting a necessity to reduce anti-social behaviour.

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