Council's $150,000 deck at Brolga Theatre nearly finished
THE new $150,000 viewing platform being built at the Brolga Theatre is on track to be finished by the end of June - weather permitting.
The council said work started in mid-April and is expected to be completed in time for the Maryborough Music Conference to be held at the Brolga from 4-8 July.
Councillor for city and town centre development Daniel Sanderson said the viewing deck is another significant addition to Project Mary, which incorporated the Bridge to Brolga Strategy.
"The deck will add another facet to the world-class theatre and build on facilities that link the Brolga to the Mary River Parklands," he said.
"The 11m by 8m wooden viewing deck will be covered by shade sails.
"Paths will be built to connect the deck to the walk beside the Mary River that winds its way past the sailing club, through Queens Park and the Mary River Parklands."
"The Mary River, like the foreshore in Hervey Bay, is one of the great natural assets of the region that we celebrate and we will soon be welcoming locals and visitors alike to events and functions in this beautiful new space."
The $150,000 contract was awarded to Fraser Coast company Metcalfe Constructions.
"It will be family friendly and I believe people of all ages will fall in love with this place" Cr Sanderson said.
"It builds on the existing world class facilities we have here in Maryborough."