Major Projects

Projects

Cloncurry Shire Council is looking to upgrade the Chinaman Creek Recreational Reserve to increase recreational options available in/around town, to connect with country, to showcase our landscape and environment, to support community health and well-being and to provide visitors with an extra reason to stay in town a little longer. The intent of the project is to provide a readily accessible area, allowing for future development opportunities to maximise the use at the Recreation Reserve.

Key Features

  • New pavilion structure with upgraded BBQ facilities, a bar and opportunities for food trucks
  • New fenced children’s playground with new play equipment
  • New storage for water sports equipment, pontoon, segregated swimming area with outdoor showers
  • New amenities block
  • Formalised parking and traffic circulation
  • Revised landscaping development

Project Status

Construction is now underway at the Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area. Access to this facility is limited throughout the project construction from 29 August - 30 December 2022, for more information please see the relevant public notice.

Progress Updates

October 2022
Time-lapse of the first 2 months of work on site shared. Click here to view the time-lapse.

August 2022
Construction begins at Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council and Queensland State Government Works for Queensland (COVID-19) Grant.

Location

Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area.
 

Chinaman Creek Dam Master Plan

Chinaman Creek Dam Master Plan

Development of a shared pedestrian path and cycleway connecting the Chinaman Creek Dam Recreational Reserve with the town centre (nominally) at Florence Clarke Park/Cloncurry Primary School/John Flynn Place. The primary objectives are to increase recreational options available in/around town, to connect with country, to showcase our landscape and environment, to support community health and well-being and to provide visitors with an extra reason to stay in town a little longer.

Key Features

  • 2.5-metre-wide footpath for bicycles, joggers and pedestrians
  • Safe off-road pathway

Project Status

Stage 1 of the project is now complete, with a new footpath along Daintree Street between Sheaffe Street and Isley Street.

Progress Updates

October 2022
Stage 1 of the Pathway to Chinaman Creek Dam Project complete.
July 2022
Design of Stage 2 of the Pathway to Chinaman Creek Dam Project is being finalised.
May 2022
Construction begins on Stage 1 of the Pathway to Chinaman Creek Dam Project.

Funding Sources

This project is jointly funded by Cloncurry Shire Council, Queensland Government Cycle Network Local Grants (Stage 1) and Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grants (Round 3).

Location

The pathway will be from the Daintree Street and Sheaffe Street intersection, continuing out to Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area. Council will share a public notice if project works are going to impact public access to roads or facilities.

Chinaman Creek Dam Pathway

 

 

Cloncurry Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee

Cloncurry Shire Council is calling for nominations to join the Cloncurry Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee. The committee’s role is to help guide the Airport Master Planning process. Council is looking for industry representatives and key stakeholders to join Council’s Mayor and CEO on the committee. Full details on the committee are available in the terms of reference document.

Nominations close 5.00pm Wednesday, 16 November 2022.

Please submit your nomination by filling out the nomination form and returning it via email to council@cloncurry.qld.gov.au or in person at the Council administration office at 38-46 Daintree Street, Cloncurry. Should you have any queries regarding the committee please contact Council’s Executive Support team on 07 4742 4100.

Advisory Committee EOI Form

Terms of Reference

Project Status

Decision on Cloncurry Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee is pending.

Progress Updates

November 2022
Nominations closed for the Cloncurry Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee

October 2022
Nominations opened for the Cloncurry Airport Master Plan Advisory Committee

Funding Source

TBA

Location

Cloncurry Airport.

Cloncurry Shire Council is sub-dividing land on Perkin Street to create 9 new ‘country-style executive homes’ to help improve liveability options to promote economic development. This project will deliver nine new houses in Cloncurry, to attract and retain new families to the town. The project will be delivered in two stages, Stage 1 will be civils/earthworks and Stage 2 will be construction of housing.

Key Features

  • 9 country style executive homes
  • 6 houses will have 4 bedrooms, and 3 will have 3 bedrooms

Project Status

The project is currently in Stage 1, civils/earthworks.

Progress Updates

June 2022
Stage 1 works begin.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council and the Australian Government Building Better Regions Fund (Round 5).

Location

The sub-division is on a block of land, on the corner of Perkins Street and Railway Street.

Cloncurry Shire Council are commemorating the historic significance of the former town water supply well that was located at the Sheaffe Street/Daintree Street roundabout with the installation of a monument. The monument design will be chosen from the competition entrants to symbolise Cloncurry’s historic significance. The concepts/designs will be assessed by a judging panel with the winner to have their concept/design built on the Sheaffe Street/Daintree Street Roundabout.

Key Features

  • Monument on Sheaffe Street/Daintree Street roundabout to commemorate the former town water well

Project Status

Council is currently seeking quotes for concept design.

Progress Updates

March 2022
Design competition closed. Judging of entries commences.
February 2022
Design competition released.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council.

Location

Daintree Street and Sheaffe Street roundabout.

Cloncurry Shire Council is undertaking a streetscape master planning exercise focusing on the town centre, anchored by Scarr and Ramsay Streets, and as part of a broader project including both a utilities upgrade in the town centre and entry statements on the highway east and west. This town centre upgrade is a once-in-a-generation project that will help define the character of the town centre for the community for decades to come. Council has progressed to a revised concept design for the Cloncurry town centre streetscape. Council aims to effectively engage with the community to reach a coherent, iconic, practical, constructable and maintainable outcome which can become the basis of a template for the redevelopment of the broader town.

Key Features

  • Streetscape beautification
  • Enhance connectivity from John Flynn Place, Florence Clark Park, and the town centre precinct

Have you seen the Scarr Street Revitalisation Design Concept 3D fly through? CLICK HERE

Project Status

Council is currently preparing for further community consultation on the concept designs.

Progress Updates

March 2022
Community consultation on the Scarr Street Revisitation Project.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council.

Location

Scarr Street, Cloncurry.

Scarr Street Revitalisation

 

 

Cloncurry Shire Council is upgrading Sir Hudson Fysh Drive. The project involves widening and reconstructing the existing road formation to improve safety for all road users, construction of cemetery car-parking and extension of cycle paths along Sir Hudson Fysh Drive.

Key Features

  • Road widening
  • Lawn Cemetery sealed carpark
  • Cycle and foot path extension

Progress Status

TBA

Progress Updates

July 2022
Project completed.
May 2022
Construction begins.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council, Queensland Government Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Australian Government Roads to Recovery Program.

Location

Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, between Alice Street and the Carl Katter Bridge.

Cloncurry Shire Council has been working on upgrading infrastructure and aesthetics at 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 stages

Key Features

  • 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

Project Status

This project was completed in June 2022.

Progress Updates

June 2022
Project completed.
April 2021
Construction begins at the Lawn Cemetery.

Funding Source

Cloncurry Shire Council funded this project.

Location

Cloncurry Lawn Cemetery, on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive.

Lawn Cemetery

 

 

The Cloncurry Weir is an essential piece of infrastructure to further drought-proof the town and provide a safe and reliable water supply for residents.

A sustainable water supply is an essential Council service. Recent years of below-average rainfall highlighted the need for Council to construct additional infrastructure to secure long-term water storage.

The Weir completed in February 2014 has proven to be a valuable asset to Council and is a long-term water storage solution.

The Weir also supports economic development through the provision of adequate water for industry.

Fast Facts

  • Completed in February 2014
  • Secures an additional 700 megalitres of water in the Cloncurry River
  • Ability to harvest 35 mega litres per day into Chinaman Creek Dam which equates to eight days of town usage per day of harvesting
  • The water held by the Weir replenishes river aquifers and shallow fractures rock aquifers
  • $150,000 of works were funded by the Queensland State Government Local Government Grants Subsidy Program. 
  • This includes a Fish Ladder to assist with the migration of fish up and down the Cloncurry River.