Lions Park Taroom Upgrade Complete

Lions Park Taroom Upgrade Complete

Published: 26th March 2024

Banana Shire Council has announced the completion of the Lions Park Taroom upgrade project, aimed at enhancing community spaces and amenities for local residents. This park upgrade was made possible through combined funding from the Works for Queensland (W4Q) program and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) Phase 3.


The upgrades include installing a concrete pathway from Washpool St to the toilet block, expanding the fenced-off playground area, adding tables and chairs within the fenced area, and constructing a sealed parking area on the northern side of the park.


"The completion of the Lions Park Taroom upgrade is a testament to Council’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents," said Mayor Nev Ferrier. "These improvements will provide our community with modern, accessible Park that everyone can enjoy."


Assistant Minister for Local Government Ali King said the Miles Government was investing in regional communities right across the state.


"Our Works for Queensland program delivers community infrastructure that makes our regions even better places to live," Ms King said.


"This upgrade highlights how the Miles Government and councils work together to grow regional economies and create good local jobs where they are needed most."


Completed in two stages, the project took approximately two years to finish, with Stage 1 completed on November 15th, 2023, and Stage 2 completed on July 1st, 2023.


With a total project budget of $248,852 spanning over two years (22/23 and 23/24), with W4Q contributing $150,000 to the project, and an additional $98,852 allocated from the LRCIP Phase 3 funding.


Banana Shire Council thanks the community for their cooperation and support throughout the duration of the upgrade works. Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore and enjoy the new and improved amenities at Lions Park Taroom.