Byfield Upgrades

The Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga announced this week $765,000 upgrade to the Byfield area, including $350,000 towards upgrading the Red Rock camping area and $415,000 to upgrade Waterpark Creek Road.

Red Rock camping area to get $350,000 upgrade with new toilets, car parking, and camping and picnic facilities will rejuvenate the popular facilities at Red Rock camping area north of Yeppoon, the Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga announced.

“This work is the final stage of an impressive $3 million redevelopment investment by the Palaszczuk Government for recreational facilities at Byfield parks and forests,” said Mrs Lauga. “Most of the existing facilities at Red Rock were built in the 1980s and are at the end of their useful life, so it’s time for them to be replaced.Along with camping facilities, the work will include construction of a park information area for visitors.”

Mrs Lauga said the $3 million redevelopment has included work at Ocean Beach camping, day use and camping area upgrades at Upper Stony Creek and Waterpark Creek, and the Stockyard Point Headland. “This wonderful project kicked off in 2008, and the current project at Red Rock is due to start in September with a proposed finish date May 2017.

Drivers on Waterpark Creek Road to Byfield National Park will soon enjoy a smoother road, better drainage and more safety signs, the Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said after annoucing the $415,000 road upgrade.

“This road is not only the main access to the coastal section of our beautiful Byfield National Park, but is also the only access to the Stockyard Point township.This road has become degraded and failed in many areas, and this project for $415,000 is recognition that significant capital investment is required to upgrade the road to a safe standard. We want to ensure our local drivers, as well as our many tourists who enjoy this beautiful and unique part of our region, travel in safety” said Mrs Lauga.

Works will include restoration of road drainage, replacement of damaged pipes and headwalls, road pavement re-sheeting and safety signage. “I am advised work is planned to commence in September, and expected to be completed in January 2017,” said Mrs Lauga.

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