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JULY 2021


Facility 'revitalised and enhanced'

Council fast-tracks $1.9m revamp
at Chinchilla Weir camping area

Chinchilla Weir camping  Have your say

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 Tillman said.

"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 trips."

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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