Council Receives Approval for Project to Revamp Gallipoli Park

Gallipoli Park
The proposed revamp of Gallipoli Park, including the construction of a pump track, multi-purpose court and outdoor exercise equipment, will focus on the southern end of the park.

Published: 24th March 2020

Council has been successful in gaining approval for a project that will revamp and rejuvenate Gallipoli Park in Soldiers Hill, transforming a section of it into a free, multi-use, multi-sport recreational area that will suit people of all ages.

Council’s proposal has received the tick of approval from the Queensland Government and will be soon be receiving just under $1 million in funding, thanks to the first round of the $40 million Active Community Infrastructure program.

This will enable the construction of a pump track, multi-purpose court, outdoor exercise equipment and shade structures to support physical activity at Gallipoli Park.

Council Chief Executive Officer Sharon Ibardolaza said it was great news for all Mount Isa residents.

“Well before work on this project begins, we will be undertaking community consultation to determine just what local residents would like the upgrade of Gallipoli Park to look like,” Mrs Ibardolaza said.

“This free, public facility will provide ideal recreation and sport options for residents that has not previously been available in Mount Isa.

“For example, the multi-purpose court could in theory cater for basketball, tennis and soccer enthusiasts, while the pump track is something that I believe will be very well received and will be a great complement to our Skate Park facility at the Family Fun Precinct.

“There is a lot of work to do yet, but it is great to hear that Council has received approval for this project.”

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said Active Community Infrastructure projects help to increase the use of public facilities such as parks and ovals and help to connect spaces with other social infrastructure, such as bikeways and walking tracks.

“The first round of the Active Community Infrastructure program sees a $15.58 million investment in 13 sport and recreation infrastructure projects, six female facilities projects and two school-based community initiatives throughout Queensland,” Mr de Brenni said.