Council Statement

Our region's infrastructure wins

Moore Park Beach Community Hub space forges ahead

Local builders, Hallstone Construction, have been awarded the tender for the highly anticipated Moore Park Beach Community Buildings.

In a momentous development for the residents of Moore Park Beach, and the wider community, the eagerly awaited tender for the construction of the community buildings first stage of the masterplan has been officially awarded.

The masterplan will provide improved facilities, from a new community hub to a beach activity area, all-abilities adventure park and a community deck.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s exciting vision for the area was revealed in November 2020 following extensive community consultation, and tenders were first released in 2022 with the significant project to build community facilities.

Divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels said it was wonderful to start the new year off on the right foot with the news Moore Park Beach Community Hub was now forging ahead.

“The Moore Park Beach community has long awaited a facility that will serve as a hub for various activities and events, fostering a sense of togetherness,” Cr Bartels said.

"This project is not just a building; it's a symbol of unity and progress for our region.

“Local community groups are champing at the bit to hear the news that the tender was now successful.

“We believe Hallstone Construction has the vision and capability to bring this project to life.”

Cr Bartels said the project would generate a central gathering space for the community creating dialogue between the new buildings and the existing community hall.

“Council and the community are really excited about this, we’re creating a vibrant space for community functions and events through the use of a centralised gathering space,” Cr Bartels said.

Bundaberg Regional Council has not only funded initial works but has also secured support from the State Government through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

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Mayor Jack Dempsey, Cr Jason Bartels and Moore Park Beach residents are excited.


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Artist impression of the Moore Park Beach Community Hub.


Disaster Coordination Centre to bolster emergency response

In a groundbreaking development for disaster response in the region, Bundaberg is set to establish a state-of-the-art Local and District Disaster Coordination Centre and Community Resilience Hub.

Bundaberg Regional Council is in the process of developing a tender for the detailed design and construction of a dedicated Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC) and District Disaster Coordination Centre (DDCC), which will play a vital role in coordinating response and recovery efforts during disasters, both within the local community and across the wider region.

Bundaberg Local Disaster Group Management Chair Mayor Jack Dempsey said the project would enhance the region’s preparedness and response capabilities, ensuring swift and effective action in times of crisis.

“The LDCC and DDCC at full activation will be able to accommodate around 40 Council staff and emergency service personnel, for a minimum of 14 days in an uninterrupted shift system allowing 24/7 operation,” he said.

Mayor Dempsey said it was critical to have a centralised hub to coordinate emergency efforts seamlessly.

"The Disaster Coordination Centre will serve as a nerve centre during emergencies, allowing us to better manage resources, communicate efficiently, and respond swiftly to protect our community," he said.

“The facility is designed to integrate advanced technologies, including real-time data analytics and communication systems, enabling authorities to make informed decisions promptly.

“The centre will serve as a collaborative space for various agencies, fostering a unified approach to disaster management.”

Mayor Dempsey said the facility would also be utilised as a permanent Disaster Management Unit office and during non-emergency event times it would be used as a training hub and a community meeting and education space.

The project is also supported by the Australian Government’s Preparing Australian grant from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

The centre will be located within the Bundaberg Regional Airport complex, and it is anticipated the tender for construction will be ready for release to the market in early February.

Artist impression of Local and District Disaster Coordination Centre and Community Resilience Hub

Artist impression of the Local and District Disaster Coordination Centre and Community Resilience Hub.