2020-2021 Projects

Cropping the Curry:
"Cropping the Curry" is  a partnership between Cloncurry Shire Council and DAF designed to demonstrate the commercial viability of cropping in the Cloncurry region. To attract a skilled and experienced cropper the  project will provide attractive lease terms, including a water allocation, a shaded work area and fully fenced section of the Cloncurry Town Common as a way to reduce capital investment risk for an early production investor and to fast tracking cropping development in the Shire.


Cemetery Masterplan
Council has decided to upgrade the lawn cemetery on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive. It will part of greater beautification works to enhance the appearance of the cemetery.  These works will be undertaken over three (3) stages, and includes the installation of a larger irrigation system, the contemplation structure, a memorial wall, seats, a notice board, remediation of the internal roads and the installation of an external sealed carpark as well as a footpath running along part of the eastern boundary in front of the carpark.


Chinaman Creek Masterplan 
A concept plan has been developed for the Chinaman Creek Dam Recreational Reserve and will include the redevelopment and upgrading of the existing site. The following facilities will be included but will not be limited to:
•    New amenities block
•    New storage for maintenance purposes
•    Sheltered BBQ facilities
•    Children’s play area with security fencing
•    Landscaping development


Cloncurry Streetscaping Masterplan
A streetscape master plan for the centre zone of the Cloncurry Township has been developed. It will include the conceptual design of the town entry statements at the eastern and western entrances to the township. This will create a strong sense of place and identity for the township. The masterplan will incorporate and maximise the provision of landscape amenity. 


Mary Kathleen Park Irrigation Upgrades
This project will unify the irrigation across the entire Mary K Park system, improving existing infrastructure and installing new stages for better water control and management across this precinct. Council accepted for the Australian Government Grant under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure as part of the 2018-19 Resilience Funding Program.
 Summary,

•    Survey
•    Bore testing.
•    Install 30,000-gallon steel tank.
•    Connect irrigation to bore water.
•    Install irrigation for park and front entry.
•    Civil works, drainage.

Be mindful of ongoing works, all works are from April to June.


Rec Grounds Switch to Bore

The purpose of this project is to transfer water supply from town to bore water to upgrade irrigation including existing infrastructure and services.  Council accepted for the Australian Government Grant under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure as part of the 2018-19 Resilience Funding Program.
Summary,

•    Survey
•    Bore testing.
•    Install 2 x 20,000-gallon steel tanks behind grandstand.
•    Install 2 bores.
•    Connect existing irrigation to bore water.
•    Install bore water mainline around precinct.
•    Design for future irrigation.
•    Civil works, drainage.

Be mindful of ongoing works, all works are from April to June.


Equestrian Centre Switch to Bore

The purpose of this project is to deliver a fully functioning irrigation system to the Equestrian Centre along with Hensley Drive. This irrigation upgrade will provide a far better outcome for CSC by managing the water across this precinct.

Summary,

•    Survey
•    Bore testing.
•    Connect existing irrigation to bore water.
•    Design for future irrigation.
•    Civil works, drainage.


Be mindful of ongoing works, all works are from April to July.


Lawn Cemetery

The scope of works is:

  • Install three 7m rotunda style gazebos for contemplation
  • Install a memorial wall for plaques
  • Upgrade the irrigation to the lawn cemetery
  • Install new welcome and rules signage at the entrance plus a notice board adjacent one of the gazebos
  • Remove the existing grid and install new gates
  • Install new internal carpark
  • Remediate the internal roads

Work will commence early April with the installation of the three slabs for the gazebos.

No road closures will take place until works on the roads commence, which will take place towards the end of 2021.

Gazebo

Three similar style gazebos will be installed in the Cloncurry Cemetery.