Central Park Fountain upgrade in the works

Published on 14 April 2023

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Rockhampton Regional Council will be undertaking an upgrade to the Central Park Fountain from next week.

Communities and Heritage Councillor Drew Wickerson said the Central Park Fountain, also known as the Rainbow Fountain, is a focal entry point of Rockhampton.

“I'm looking forward to seeing this upgrade get underway and the fountain reinstated to its former glory,” Cr Wickerson said. 

“Commencing Monday, 17 April, crews will begin draining the water from both sections of the fountain to undertake a deep clean. 

“Resealing works will then be carried out in conjunction with electrical works and the replacement of the six pumps currently located on-site. 

“The fountain will also receive a fresh coat of paint, new lighting and nozzle adjustments. 

“The area around the fountain will be closed off to the community, with temporary fencing installed from 17 April to 2 June. Works are estimated to take six weeks to complete, pending ground and weather conditions. 

“These exciting works form part of our Water Fountain Renewal works program. 

“I'm eager to see this much-loved location and fountain receive an upgrade and be reopened to the public in June.”

Parks, Sport and Public Spaces Councillor Cherie Rutherford said along with the upgrade to the fountain, Central Park will also see the replacement of two chairs at the park. 

“Crews will be installing two new chairs in a shadier location for community members,” Cr Rutherford said.

“The replacement of the Central Boys School plaque and other minor works will also be happening as part of the upgrade - timeframes for these works may vary. 

“It is great to see another park in our region receive an upgrade. This area is used by many and I am looking forward to seeing the fountain resorted to its former glory.”