FIRST STEP: The long-awaited turning of the sod on the Yeppoon foreshore development.
FIRST STEP: The long-awaited turning of the sod on the Yeppoon foreshore development. Rokcmtrad

Open days gauge ideas for Yeppoon foreshore

COMMUNITY consultation around the next stages of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project move into the next phase over the coming three months to gauge what the community wants to see included.

Livingstone Shire Council has planned the first two community open days at the Yeppoon Town Hall on Monday with sessions from 10am-2pm and 4-7pm.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the sessions would give residents the chance to view, discuss and provide feedback on a number of potential feature elements being considered as part of the proposed next stages of the development.

"It is important to reinforce that the concepts put forward are not the final design, but proposals necessary to secure state and federal funding," Cr Ludwig (pictured) said.

"The final design will be guided by the feedback and ideas the community put forward."

The public response to an initial "snapshot" survey on council's website received more than 175 responses which Cr Ludwig said had given a broad range of ideas and feedback.

The council has appointed community engagement firm Three Plus to evaluate the information and co-ordinate the next phase of public and stakeholder meetings.

"These meetings will provide our community an opportunity to tell us what they love about the Yeppoon foreshore and town centre, what they would like to see retained or enhanced, and what exciting new features they would like to see incorporated into this once-in-a-lifetime project," Cr Ludwig said.

"The information will be passed on to the specialist urban design team - to be appointed next month - to develop a master plan to transform Yeppoon into one of Queensland's premier coastal destinations."

The council aims to present the revised master-plan to the community by March next year.