Facility 'revitalised and enhanced'
fast-tracks $1.9m revamp
at Chinchilla Weir camping area
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WESTERN Downs Regional Council in
Queensland has been hard at work improving facilities for caravanners and
other visitors to Chinchilla Weir.
The council partnered with the Australian Government to fast-track a $1.9
million revamp of the popular spot on the Condamine River as part of a
COVID-19 Recovery Package.
The facility provides two-night stays for self-sufficient travellers and
offers 10 powered sites on a 'first come first served' system.
Camping is free but donations are accepted at the Chinchilla Visitor
Information Centre on the Warrego Highway, Chinchilla.
Recreational Spaces and Cemeteries spokesperson Carolyn Tillman said
upgrades had revitalised the facility and enhanced recreational
opportunities for the region.
"This project has delivered a revamped facility perfect for a weekend
camping adventure or simply for a picnic lunch by the water, and we are
proud to celebrate our natural environment and heritage," Councillor
"It involved various improvements including new fire pits, bin enclosures,
shelters, picnic seating, barbeques, and entrance and wayfinding signage.
"A brand-new camp kitchen and formalised vehicle and RV parking have also
been installed, and we have delivered fabulous upgrades to the landscaping
and day-use areas to make the space more appealing for camping and for day
Council spokesperson for Tourism, Events and Regional Promotion Councillor
Kylie Bourne said the revamped facility would encourage more locals to
explore their backyard and help to encourage more visitors to the region.
"We are proactively advancing our region as a tourism destination, and
this project is about promoting our fantastic region and enticing more
people to visit our towns and stay in our region a little longer,"
Councillor Bourne said.
"Chinchilla Weir is a much-loved recreational facility which is also a
popular location for water sports.
"I have no doubt these enhancements will only encourage more people visit
and explore our fantastic local community."
The project was delivered in partnership with the Australian Government's
Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
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