Major Projects

Projects

The Cloncurry Airport Masterplan will shape an investment strategy in the airport infrastructure and services that will assist in maintaining and/or increasing the services available. The aim of the Masterplan is to ensure the ongoing and long-term viability of the Cloncurry Airport and will be used to inform future investment at the Cloncurry Airport.

Project Status

Council's Consultant, Ramboll, is currently in the process of developing technical documentation for the design.

Progress Updates

March 2023
The Airport Masterplan options were presented to Council on the 10 March 2023 with a final masterplan concept selected.

February 2023
Council decided on an Advisory Committee for the Cloncurry Airport Master Plan. The committee’s role is to help guide the Airport Master Planning process. Council sought industry representatives and key stakeholders to join Council’s Mayor and CEO on the committee.

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

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council and the Preparing Australian Communities - Local Stream Program.

Location

Cloncurry Airport.

Cloncurry Saleyards have proven to be a key asset to the community; Cloncurry Shire Council is continuing to invest in the facility to ensure its future growth. With a keen eye on this facility's continued sustainability and growth, Council is currently progressing a master plan for the Cloncurry Saleyards. The plan will underpin future investment in the facility.

Key Features

  • Development of an Options Analysis and Masterplan for the Saleyards facility and precinct

Project Status

Options were presented to the Cloncurry Saleyards steering committee and preferred options were recommended.       

Progress Updates

April 2023
Finalising the draft Masterplan, Economic Impact Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis for presentation and review.

March 2023
Stakeholders and contractors met to discuss key component priorities and the next steps to progress development.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council.

Location

Cloncurry Saleyard Facility 

Cloncurry Selling Complex Masterplan

Cloncurry Selling Complex Masterplan

 

Project Description

Council has identified an opportunity to replace Coppermine Creek Bridge with new bridge that will provide safer access for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as being a more resilient structure against flooding.

Key Features

  • New dual lane bridge
  • Separate pedestrian path
  • More resilient structure to withstanding flooding

Project Status

The project is currently in the Design stage. Council has submitted an application to secure external funding to support the construction of the new bridge

Progress Update

October 2023
A construction plan and program has been developed.

May 2023
An application has been lodged to relocate power poles and planning for temporary services relocation to enable construction works is underway.

Funding Source

  • TBA

Location

Coppermine Creek Bridge on Sheaffe Street, between Short Street and McKinlay Street.

Cloncurry Shire Council intends building a new Early Learning Centre to replace the existing Curry Kids Early Learning Centre. It is expected that the new Centre will assist to reduce the current waiting lists, will also cater for future demand in Cloncurry, and improve current services with the overall offering of a new facility to children and educators.

Key Features

  • A new state-of-the-art childcare facility that will incorporate best practice design to future-proof the Shire’s early childhood education offering.
  • A new facility that has the potential to double the capacity of the service will have a positive impact on the local economy. It can potentially alleviate childcare's strain on local families and businesses.
  • The modernised new facility will have a flexible design that will cater to the changing demands of the community in the future.

Project Status

Site preparation works are underway.  

Progress Updates

October 2023
Site preparation works are underway. 

October 2022
Detailed design contract awarded.

Funding Source

This project is funded by Cloncurry Shire Council, Queensland Reconstruction Authority and the Queensland Government's Resource Community Infrastructure Fund Round 2.

Location

A new site location will be advised in due course.

New Curry Kids Centre

A concept design of the new Curry Kids Early Learning Centre

New Curry Kids Facility

A concept design of the new Curry Kids Early Learning Centre

Curry Kids Early Learning Centre concept image

Curry Kids Early Learning Centre concept image

 

Project Description

In an effort to boost local events, Cloncurry Shire Council is progressing a project that will see over 1,700 new grandstand seats made available at venues across the Shire. New fixed, shaded grandstands in Cloncurry and Dajarra, plus a mobile grandstand that can travel to places such as Quamby and Burke and Wills, will be welcome additions to local events.

Key Features

  • Cloncurry Recreation Grounds - new grandstands, team and officials shelters around Eddie Lee Fields and shade structure adjoining the kiosk area; a new grandstand, influenced by the Old Grandstand, at the Oval; and a refurbished grandstand relocated from Eddie Lee Field.
  • Dajarra Sports Grounds - new shaded grandstands around the Rodeo Arena and shade structure adjoining the kiosk area
  • Mobile Grandstand Package - This package will support events held within the Shire such as rodeos, campdrafts and festivals (Quamby Rodeo, Burke & Wills Rodeo, Beat the Heat Festival, Cloncurry Show etc.).

Project Status

The project is currently in the execute phase.

Progress Updates

October 2023
Civil works have been completed at Eddie Lee Feild, in preparation for the installation of the new grandstands and shade structures.

September 2023
New grandstands and shade structures completed.

June 2023
Replacement of the Old Grandstand and relocation of a granstand, from Eddie Lee Feild to the Main Oval, completed.

May 2023

  • The replacement grandstand and the relocated-refurbished grandstand at the Oval have been completed.
  • Works to install the new grandstands around Eddie Lee Field are planned to commence after the Cloncurry Show; and
  • Planning for the Dajarra grandstand builds is ongoing, with work scheduled to be completed prior to the Dajarra Rodeo.

Funding Source

  • Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF)
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Local Roads & Community Infrastructure P3

Location

Various sporting and recreation venues throughout the Shire.

Eddie Lee Field Grandstand

 

 

The Main Well Replacement project involves the installation of new, large diameter, production bores to provide an alternative source of water to supply Cloncurry. The project will provide the community an alternative reliable water source.

Main Well Replacement

New platforms for electrical distribution boards.

Main Well Replacement

Water running into a new tank.

 

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

Stage 1 of the project is now complete (civil works associated with the subdivision of the blocks into 9 residential parcels). Stage 2, construction of the housing, is underway.

Progress Updates

October 2023
Continuation of housing construction. Steel framing and roof trusses are going up.

March 2023
Civil works associated with the subdivision of the blocks into 9 residential parcels, Stage 1, has been completed. Stage 2, design of the 9 houses, is in progress.

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.

 

Perkins Street Project

Ergon Energy have completed their works at Perkins Street housing development.

 

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

October 2023
Surveying works underway. Project managers progressed with services, pavement and traffic concept design and scoping. Stakeholder engagement with Cloncurry Local Business Network. A project program was drafted, accounting for two stages of works.

March 2023
Request for Quotation documentation developed for the engineering design, including traffic swept paths and utilities.

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 Plan

 

 

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

April 2023
Completion of the final revised design. 

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.

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

The project has been completed and the new pathway is now open to the public.

Progress Updates

October 2023
Construction worked completed and the pathway was opened to the public.

February 2023
Construction of Stage 2 commenced.

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

 

Chinaman Creek Dam Pathway

Construction on Stage 2 of the Chinaman Creek Dam Pathway Project is underway.

Aerial photo of the path to Chinaman Creek Dam Stage 2

Aerial photo of the path to Chinaman Creek Dam Stage 2

Mayor Greg Campbell opening the new Chinaman Creek Dam Eco Trail

Mayor Greg Campbell opening the new Chinaman Creek Dam Eco Trail

 

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

The most recent update on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive is noted in the public notice linked.

Public Notice: Sir Hudson Fysh Drive Works Update

Progress Updates

May 2023
Line marking on road and parking.

April 2023
The prime went down on 19 April 2023, on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive. This will be followed by the seal going down on Saturday, 22 April 2023, which will be the final step in the rectification works.

March 2023
Weather events delayed the contractor’s original start date of Monday, 13 March 2023; however, they are confident the works will still be completed on time. Works are expected to be completed on 31 March 2023.

February 2023
Cloncurry Shire Council wishes to advise that final works will be completed on Sir Hudson Fysh Drive in March 2023. Council is in final negotiations with a Transport and Main Roads accredited regional contractor to complete the works during March 2023.

New contractor arranged
Council and the previous contractor parted ways in late December 2022, following the most recent effort to complete the final sealing of the road.

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 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

All construction works have been completed and the recreation area is open to the public.

Progress Updates

February 2023
Project complete.

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

Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area Playground

Chinaman Creek Dam

Aerial View of Chinaman Creek Dam Recreation Area (Image Source: Auzscot Constructions)

Chinaman Creek Dam Master Plan

Chinaman Creek Dam Master Plan

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.