Designs of the new entry sign in Proserpine. Picture: Whitsunday Regional Council
Designs of the new entry sign in Proserpine. Picture: Whitsunday Regional Council

Finishing touches for Proserpine main street upgrades

THE finishing touches on the Proserpine main street upgrade are being finalised with the project set to be completed in a matter of days.

The $3.8 million project included upgrades to footpaths, landscaping, street furniture and signage in the hope of reinvigorating the central hub of Proserpine and drawing more visitors.

Work began on the upgrade in late September last year and Whitsunday Regional Council deputy director of infrastructure services Adam Hagy said it would be wrapped up mid-next week.

The only things left to complete were the two entry signs, which were to be placed on Main St and Blair St.

 

Treasurer Cameron Dick, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, mayor Andrew Willcox and Dawson MP George Christensen opened the Proserpine Administration Building. Picture: Laura Thomas
Treasurer Cameron Dick, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, mayor Andrew Willcox and Dawson MP George Christensen opened the Proserpine Administration Building. Picture: Laura Thomas

Mr Hagy said the upgrades were among a suite of successes in Proserpine.

"Proserpine has really taken off with the caravan parks, the dam and the upgrades to the street," he said.

"It's been particularly busy and very noticeable in Proserpine the amount of traffic and visitors we've now got in the town.

"It's been an important project for the town, but it's also gone relatively well from a timeline point of view."

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The project was originally set to be completed in August, however other jobs across the region meant crews had to be spread across several projects.

The completion of the Main St comes just weeks after the council administration building was opened.

Work has also begun on the new Proserpine Entertainment Centre, which is expected to be completed by August next year, subject to weather.

The centre will include a 300-seat auditorium for both live shows and movies and a 256-seat banquet space for conferences and functions.