Change of date for Kershaw Gardens Opening

Published on 06 July 2018

Rockhampton Regional Council today announced the date of the Kershaw Gardens opening had been moved by one week to the 11th August. 

Mayor Margaret Strelow said the extra week would ensure the opening was something people would remember for years to come.

“When we announced the original opening date the excitement from the community was palpable and we hope this extra week won’t dampen that at all,” Mayor Strelow said.

“We did hear concerns from people that were tossing up either going to this or the Rocky Swap and we didn’t want to be competing with another great event for our region, so the move makes sense.

"The move for the date isn't just about the Rocky swap - it allows more time for our full list of dignitaries to come gives us those few extra days to plan an even bigger opening – we’ll be releasing the full details soon but it’s going to be one massive party out there to mark this occasion.

"The Mount Morgan show is on the same day and we absolutely want people to attend both events so we hope people will come to one and then the other to have a fantastic day celebrating our whole region.

"It's really important to celebrate not just the bigger events but the smaller ones as well, especially in our regional areas, and we would encourage everyone to come along to both as they will both be great events in our community.

“The finishing touches are being put on the playgrounds, water play area, monorail and art works now and we can’t wait to share this space with the community,” Mayor Strelow said.

Kershaw Gardens is a jointly funded $16 million project in partnership with the Queensland Government—with $5 million from the Building our Regions program—as well as National Disaster Recovery and Relief Arrangement funding.