Construction starts on Hoods Lagoon boardwalk
THE Hoods Lagoon boardwalk rejuvenation at Clermont's Centenary Park has begun.
The project is part of a larger redevelopment aimed at improving the lagoon's health as well as updating the surrounding park.
Isaac Regional Mayor Anne Baker said the council had committed more than $500,000 to the replacement of the eastern and western boardwalks at Hoods Lagoon.
"The project involves replacing both boardwalks and the installation of a new picnic area, as well as new boardwalk lighting,” she said.
Last year the Clermont community was asked to provide feedback on the redevelopment of the historical lagoon.
Suggestions for the concept design were collected between April 20 and May 8 last year and collated as part of a master plan for the area.
Work to implement the master plan began earlier this year and includes four consecutive stages.
The first stage, the Anzac Memorial, was completed in April.
It introduced a more comfortable setting to remember our Diggers.
During this stage, seven new pillars with memorial plaques were also added to the park to pay tribute to each major war and the Anzac Centenary.
The second stage was focused on the lagoon's health.
Aerators were installed to restore the water health and preventative actions were undertaken to combat the lagoon erosion.
LED lights were also added, which will be used for special events.
The boardwalk rejuvenation marks the beginning of the third stage of the master plan.
Mayor Baker said the new boardwalks were an important part of the Centenary Park development.
"The improvements are part of council's commitment to the beatification of the Hoods Lagoon area,” Cr Baker said.
She said the boardwalk improvements would deliver benefits for the community.
"Both Hoods Lagoon and Centenary Park are significant community spaces,” she said.
"Council is pleased to deliver these improvements for the long-term benefit of Clermont residents.”
The boardwalk rejuvenation is scheduled to be finished by November 21, weather permitting.